UPDATE - 5:46 PT: All the details of the situation can now be found at Stu Hackel’s NEW YORK TIMES hockey blog. Jaromir Jagr was not involved in Alexei Cherepanov’s collapse and death. Kudos to Yahoo’s PUCK DADDY for staying on top of the story as well.
From our earlier post: Canada’s TSN has some shocking news today, reporting that New York Rangers top prospect Alexei Cherepanov “collapsed on the bench at or near the end of Omsk’s Kontinental Hockey League game and died a short time later, he was 19.”
Omsk head coach Wayne Fleming said “Cherepanov collapsed on the bench during the third period of the game and did not see anything that happened on the ice that may have contributed to it.”
CPR was next administered to no effect. TSN also notes that the “ambulance that is normally at all games had already departed and had to be called back.”
Now the crazy part. PUCK DADDY’s Greg Wyshynski notes a hockey blog that “has been a reliable source for translated Russian news in the past” is reporting that Jaromir Jagr may have been involved in the death.