In case you missed it earlier this week, Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto and placed in a medically-induced coma after suffering a brain bleed overnight Monday.
Since then Cave has reportedly undergone emergency brain surgery to remove a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain. This report comes courtesy of Oilers insider Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal.
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Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave had emergency surgery Tuesday at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, where doctors removed a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain.
He remains in a medically induced coma he was put into prior to the surgery he underwent.
There was no accident or fall for the 25-year-old, who is in perfect shape. He just fell ill. It had nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Last night and today have been the worst days of my life. Please pray for my husband and best friend,” said Cave’s wife, Emily, on Twitter as he was in surgery. Then late last night Emily shared another update and, quite frankly, it's heartbreaking.
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Keep Colby and Emily in your thoughts and prayers, hockey fans.
Oilers general manager Ken Holland offered his support to the Caves earlier this week saying, “Our thoughts go out to Colby and Emily and his family. We’re thinking of them and praying for them. We’re all hoping for good news. In my experience with Colby, he’s a great person, he’s respectful, he’s a good pro. We’re all praying for good news and down the road he’s playing hockey."
The 25 year old Cave was picked up by the Oilers off of waivers from the Boston Bruins in January of 2019. He put up just a single goal in 11 games with the Oilers this season, but 11 goals and 23 points in 44 games with the AHL's Bakersfield Condors this season as well.
A brain bleed, also known as a brain hemorrhage is effectively a type of stroke. Again, thoughts and prayers go out to Cave and his family.
Most hockey fans might remember Cave from his brutal knockout while with the AHL's Condors: