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