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Russian Hockey Player Dies After Hit To The Head

from Harrison Mooney of Puck Daddy (Sunday post),

Tragic news out of the Kazakhstan Vyschaya Liga, the highest professional hockey league in Kazakhstan, where Russian forward Dmitri Uchaykin has passed away the morning after being hospitalized due to a hit to the head.

Uchaykin suited up Saturday night for his club, HC Ertis-Pavlodar, in a game versus HC Arystan. Midway through the game, he was knocked unconscious on a high hit from Arystan forward Donatas Kumeliuskas.

He was taken immediately to hospital, lapsing into a coma on the way there. The following morning, he died.

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Zqto's avatar

Wow..  That’s sad

Maybe all the concussions we had the last few years weren’t a bad thing after all… We could be seeing this kind of news on the NHL about now, had the concussions not been so alarmed through the media

Posted by Zqto on 04/01/13 at 10:35 AM ET

LivinLaVidaLockout's avatar

This is terrible

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 04/01/13 at 10:46 AM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

wonder if the NHL will learn that this can really happen.  You get the feeling they think concussions are as bad as it can be.  Minimizing what a concussion REALLY is AND not addressing causes, like hardcap football pads for hockey pads.  I’d rather have a rash of shoulder injuries than keep up with the “upper body injuries”

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/01/13 at 11:16 AM ET

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