19-year-old hockey player dies after being hit by puck

Petersburg’s junior team in a playoff game against Loko Yaroslavl on Friday when he was struck by a puck hit from the neutral zone. Neftyanik Almetievsk. The Junior Hockey League said Faizutdinov died Tuesday after “doctors fought for Timur’s life over the course of three days.”  

Dynamo said upcoming games in competitions, including the Kontinental Hockey League, will begin with a minute’s silence for Faizutdinov. pic.twitter.com/I3Y70p1K22— Dylan Griffing (@GriffingDylan) March 16, 2021

“You are forever Dynamo and forever in our hearts,” his team wrote on Instagram.In 2016, a 16-year-old Russian hockey player died after being hit in the neck with a puck during a game. Petersburg vs. 19-year-old Russian hockey player dies after being hit by puck during game

March 16, 2021 / 11:19 AM
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A 19-year-old Russian hockey player has died after being hit in the head by the puck during a game, his club and the league said Tuesday. 

Defenseman Timur Faizutdinov was playing for Dynamo St. Moment of silence for Timur Faizutdinov prior to the start of the VHL playoff game of Dynamo St. KHL is saddened by passing of JHL Dynamo St. First published on March 16, 2021 / 11:19 AM Petersburg player Timur Fayzutdinov (19 y.o.), after he suffered a head injury during JHL game.Gagarin Cup Playoffs games on March 17-18 will be held in memory of him and will begin with a moment of silence.https://t.co/4a1hntXSeR— KHL (@khl_eng) March 16, 2021

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.