Oilers' Colby Cave Placed in Medically Induced Coma After Suffering Brain Bleed

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 7, 2020

VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 16: Colby Cave #12 of the Edmonton Oilers plays with the puck during the pre-game warm up prior to in NHL action against the Vancouver Canucks on January, 16, 2019 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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Edmonton Oilers prospect Colby Cave was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering a brain bleed, the team announced Tuesday. 

"Please keep Colby & his wife Emily in your thoughts & prayers at this time," the Oilers said.

Emily Cave addressed the situation on Instagram: "Last night and today have been the worst days of my life. Colby is currently in surgery and they are fighting to keep him alive. We need a miracle. Please pray for my husband and best friend."

The Oilers provided an update on Cave as well:

The 25-year-old appeared in 11 games for the Oilers this season and spent most of the year with their AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors. He had 11 goals and 12 assists in 44 games for Bakersfield.

Cave went undrafted in 2014 and signed an entry level contract with the Boston Bruins in April 2015. He made his NHL debut in the Bruins' 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Dec. 21, 2017.

The Oilers claimed him off waivers in January 2019 and he made 33 appearances (two goals, one assist) over the second half of the 2018-19 season.

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