TORONTO (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave has died after a brain bleed this week. The NHL team confirmed the death Saturday with a statement from his family.
"Today is a very, very sad day. We lost one of our family. Colby was an incredible young man."#Oilers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Ken Holland as well as @Condors Head Coach Jay Woodcroft reflect on the passing of Colby Cave. https://t.co/m2j64GXuw1— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 11, 2020
Cave was was placed in a medically induced coma Tuesday in Toronto. He underwent emergency surgery for a removal of a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain.
His agent says his condition didn’t appear linked to COVID-19. Cave scored once in 11 appearances with Edmonton this season. The team called him an “awesome person." Colby Cave was 25 years old.