Oilers centre Cave in medically induced coma

The 25-year-old underwent emergency surgery Monday to remove a brain cyst.

Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave is in a medically induced coma after suffering a brain bleed.

Cave was admitted into the Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, and underwent emergency surgery to remove a cyst that was causing pressure on his brain. Cave's wife, Emily Cave said in an Instagram post that doctors were "fighting to keep him alive."

Cave's agent. John Davidson, confirmed the situation is not related to COVID-19.

The 25-year-old native of Battleford, Saskatchewan played 11 games for the Oilers this season, scoring one goal. He put up 11 goals and 23 assists for 44 points with the Oilers' AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors.

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