Today the NHL Playoffs were supposed to begin. While that’s not happening because of concerns to do with the rapidly developing COVID-19 virus, it was a different medical emergency that shocked the hockey world on Tuesday.

Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave was rushed to hospital after suffering a brain bleed due to a cyst. Cave was immediately put into surgery where the cyst was removed, and healthcare professionals then decided to place him in a medically-induced coma.

On Wednesday evening, Colby’s wife Emily shared a heartbreaking post pleading with the universe to let Colby wake up.



Please wake up. Please wake up. It’s all I can keep asking, “he’s going to wake up right?” We need a miracle. Colby’s parents and myself, got to see him through a window and talk to him with a walkie talkie last night. We are no longer allowed to be in the hospital because Covid-19 rules. We have no idea when we will be allowed to see him again. The nurse has tied his wedding band to his ankle. I am dreaming of being able to touch you, hear your voice, squeeze your hand (3 times), and kiss you again. I love you so much, and my heart is shattered into a million pieces without my best friend :yellow_heart::sparkles: Out of difficulties grows miracles- 1 Peter 5:10

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Thoughts and best wishes to Colby Cave and all those close to him.