Russian player Dmitri Uchaykin dies after being hit in head

Russian Dmitri Uchaykin, a forward with HC Ertis-Pavlodar of the Kazakhstan League, has died after sustaining a hit to the head in a playoff game. He was 33.

Uchaykin was knocked unconscious after being hit by Donatas Kumeliuskas and arrived at hospital in a coma. Uchaykin passed away hours later with a cerebral hemorrhage.

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Uchaykin He leaves behind a wife and daughter.