Edmonton Oilers' Colby Cave dies at 25 after brain bleed

Published: Apr. 11, 2020 at 10:50 AM CDT
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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.

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