5:00pm: Cave’s wife Emily has provided an update on Instagram:
Last night and today have been the worst days of my life. Colby is currently in surgery and they are fighting to keep him alive. We need a miracle. Please pray for my husband and best friend.
Cave’s agent also told Mark Spector of Sportsnet that his client’s condition is not related to COVID-19 and Cave was not in an accident of any kind.
12:50pm: The Edmonton Oilers have announced some terrible news today. Forward Colby Cave has been placed in a medically-induced coma and was admitted to the critical care unit at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Cave suffered a brain bleed overnight.
Cave, 25, came to Edmonton during the 2018-19 season from the Boston Bruins and has played in 67 games so far in his NHL career. He split the 2019-20 season between the Oilers and the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL, where he had 23 points in 44 games.
No other details on his condition have been released at this point, but the entire staff at PHR and the rest of the hockey world send our best regards to Cave and his family.