Colby Cave, the Oilers’ young forward, was taken to the hospital overnight and placed in a medically induced coma due to bleeding from the brain, the team’s general manager said.
Cave, 25, is in the critical care unit of an Ontario hospital after suffering from serious headaches Monday night.
“I talked to Colby’s wife [Emily] this morning. What she said was over the course of last night, he had some headaches and stuff, so they got him to the hospital in Barrie [Ontario, where they live] and determined he had some kind of brain bleed, and he was transported to the hospital in Toronto,” general manager Ken Holland said. “Our thoughts and prayers are for Colby and Emily, and we’re praying that we’ll have good news as we go forward.”
In his second season with the Oilers, Cave had notched one goal in 11 games and 23 points, 11 goals and 12 assists, in 44 contests with Bakersfield of the American Hockey League. He was claimed off waivers from the Bruins on Jan. 15, 2019.
“The thoughts of # are with Colby Cave, his wife Emily, and his entire family,” the Condors account tweeted on Tuesday.