Discussion

Portion of Russian league players tested; 5 found to have heart defects

Updated: November 12, 2008, 9:51 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Heart defects have been found in five players in the Russian ice hockey league since the death of rising star Alexei Cherepanov, an official said Wednesday.

Russia's Continental Hockey League ordered the tests after Cherepanov, 19, collapsed and died last month from a heart condition while playing for his club Avangard.

Cherepanov was a New York Rangers draft pick.

Russian league spokesman Marat Safin said 49 players have undergone testing with their clubs, and five ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

ALSO SEE

MORE NHL HEADLINES