Apr 1, 2013, 9:57 AM EDT
We have some terrible news to report.
Dmitri Uchaykin, a 32-year-old who played hockey in the Kazakhstani ice hockey league, has passed away after being the victim of a head hit during a playoff game.
Uchaykin was struck by Donatas Kumeliuskas during the contest, but was able to leave the ice on his own strength, according to the Sovetsky Sport via the Associated Press.
He drove home, but fell unconscious the following day. After being rushed to the hospital, he died of a stroke on Sunday.
Uchaykin played for Amur, which is now part of the KHL, for the majority of his career.
- Stars win one night after Peverley collapse, give Miller first Blues loss 4
- Crosby, Pens continue recent dominance of Ovechkin, Caps 26
- Terry Trafford’s body found in Michigan on Tuesday 8
- PHT Extra: What happens if the Caps miss the playoffs? 18
- Wings can’t afford regulation loss to Jackets 6
- ‘It’s obvious Tortorella can’t come back next year,’ writes Vancouver reporter 60
- NHL on NBCSN: Capitals fight to earn first win vs. Penguins in 26 months 11
- Vanquished: Isles stun Canucks with seven-goal third period 27
- Peverley asked to return to game following ‘cardiac event’ 23
- Peverley hospitalized, conscious after collapsing on Stars bench (Update) 19
- BLOCKBUSTER: Lightning trade St. Louis to Rangers for Callahan (82)
- Kings make splash, acquire Gaborik from Columbus (72)
- Chiasson ‘shaken up’ by Peverley incident, won’t dress for Stars tonight (72)
- Steve Moore remains shocked, disgusted about Todd Bertuzzi attack (71)
- ‘It’s obvious Tortorella can’t come back next year,’ writes Vancouver reporter (60)