Russian hockey player dead at 19 after being struck in the head with puck 

Bella Maish, Reporter

A Russian hockey player in the Junior Hockey League (JHL/MHL), a subsidiary of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), died after tragically being struck in the head with a puck during a playoff game on Friday.

Faizutdinov was skating for his Dynamo St. Petersburg’s squad in a playoff matchup with Loko Yaroslavl on March 12 when his opponent accidentally flipped a puck at his head.

Faizutdinov collapsed and was treated on the ice by the team doctor and paramedics before being taken to a hospital in the city of Yaroslavl.

The Junior Hockey League syed Faizutdinov died Tuesday after “doctors fought for Timur’s life over the course of three days.”

“Dynamo Saint Petersburg defender Timur Faizutdinov has tragically passed away at the age of 19,” Faizutdinov’s team wrote in a statement.

Dynamo said upcoming games in competitions, including the Kontinental Hockey League, will begin with a minute’s silence for Faizutdinov. 

Currently, no charges are being pressed against the player who caused the incident.