Edmonton Oilers center Colby Cave is fighting for his life after the team says he was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering a brain bleed.
The team made the announcement Tuesday … saying the 25-year-old became ill overnight and has since been admitted into the critical care unit at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.
“Please keep Colby & his wife Emily in your thoughts & prayers at this time,” the Oilers said in a statement.
Cave — who was undrafted — made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins in 2017, playing in three games. The Saskatchewan native later joined the Oilers in 2018.
Cave scored a goal for Edmonton this year… and in a tweet Tuesday, the Oilers said, “Colby is an awesome person who scored an awesome goal for us this season.”
“The entire #Oilers family is sending you all our love & strength right now, @Cavemn10.”
Cave’s AHL team, the Bakersfield Condors, added in a statement of their own, “The thoughts of #Condorstown are with Colby Cave, his wife Emily, and his entire family.”