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by George Malik on 06/05/12 at 05:33 AM ET
On Monday, the Russian press reported that Soviet hockey legend Vladimir Krutov had been admitted to a hospital in Moscow and was in serious condition due to internal bleeding, and this morning, the “Voice of Russia reports that Krutov’s condition has worsened:
Doctors are fighting for the life of the famous Soviet ice hockey player Vladimir Krutov, who was hospitalized yesterday with gastrorrhagia. The hockey star is now in drug-induced coma.
Dmitry Shaposhnikov, CEO of the “Hockey Legends” team told R-Sport that Krutov was in intensive care at a Moscow hospital and that his condition was poor.
Vladimir Krutov is a double Olympic Champion. Together with Igor Larionov, Sergei Makarov, Vyacheslav Fetisov and Alexei Kasatonov, he comprised the so-called Russian Five, also known as Larionov’s Five. The Russian Five is considered to be one of the best hockey units in the history of ice hockey.
Krutov worked as CSKA Moscow assistant coach from 1995 to 2000 and head coach in 2000-2001 season. In recent years, Krutov played in veterans’ team, “Hockey Legends”
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