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Edmonton Oilers' Colby Cave dies at 25 after brain bleed

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 15:31:02-04

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.

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.