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.
Uchaykin He leaves behind a wife and daughter.