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Russian hockey player dies at 19 after being hit by puck

Kyle Cantlon
·Editor
·1-min read
Dynamo Saint Petersburg defenceman Timur Faizutdinov died at the age of 19 after he was hit in the head by a puck during a playoff game. (Twitter/hcSKA_News)
Dynamo St. Petersburg defenseman Timur Faizutdinov died at the age of 19 after he was hit in the head by a puck during a playoff game. (Twitter/hcSKA_News)

Timur Faizutdinov, a 19-year-old Russian hockey player, has died after being hit in the head by a puck during a game last Friday.

His club and league released a statement, saying Faizutdinov died Tuesday after “doctors fought for Timur’s life over the course of three days.”

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Faizutdinov, a defenseman for Dynamo St. Petersburg’s junior team, was playing against Loko Yaroslavl in a playoff game on Friday when an errant shot from the neutral zone struck him in the head. Faizutdinov immediately collapsed to the ice and was treated by paramedics and team doctors and then taken directly to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Dynamo St. Petersburg said it will begin all upcoming games with a minute’s silence for Faizutdinov.

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