Hockey Investigator: Hockey player had heart problems

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MOSCOW (AP)—Alexei Cherepanov had heart problems and probably should not have been allowed to play in a game in which he collapsed and died, a regional investigator suggested Tuesday.

Yulia Zhukova said Cherepanov, who died Monday playing for Avangard Omsk in a Continental Hockey League game outside of Moscow, apparently had chronic ischemia—a medical condition when not enough blood gets to the heart or other organs.

“Checks will be conducted to clarify, in particular, why the sportsman with such an illness went onto the ice,” Zhukova said.

Cherepanov’s agent, however, said NHL tests showed him to be healthy.

A lawmaker suggested that the 19-year-old first-round draft pick for the New York Rangers may have died due to negligence on the part of paramedics.

Investigator: Hockey player had heart problems - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
 

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The story is quickly getting worse and worse. On the bright side, or brighter side rather the family will get a little closure.
 
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