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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hockey Player Dies




MOSCOW -- Russian hockey player Oleg Kostrikov, 27, died in a club match over the weekend, the Russian Hockey League said Monday.


A post-mortem showed that the Sputnik Nizhny Tagil forward suffered a brain hemorrhage during Saturday's game against Kedr Novouralsk.


"The game official told us that Oleg was skating in a neutral zone, then suddenly collapsed," an RHL spokesman said. "He was not hit or anything like that f just went down f and then he was dead."