Oilers Colby Cave undergoes brain surgery to remove cyst

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Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave underwent emergency surgery on Tuesday, during which doctors removed a colloidal cyst that was putting pressure on his brain, the team said.

Cave, 25, was admitted to the intensive care unit at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto after suffering from brain bleeding overnight. He remains in a coma of medical origin.

Cave’s wife Emily made an emotional appeal to fans in a social media article earlier on Tuesday, writing, “Last night and today were the worst days of my life. “

In their tweet updating Cave’s condition, the Oilers wrote that “Emily and her family are asking for continuous thoughts and prayers. “

Cave, originally from Battleford, Saskatchewan, has not been drafted. He signed an entry-level deal with the Boston Bruins in 2015. Cave was claimed by the Oilers for waivers in 2019. He has played 11 games with the Oilers this season, as well as 44 games with the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL.

Cave has participated in 67 NHL games over the course of his career with the Oilers and Bruins.

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