(CNN)NHL center Colby Cave, who played for the Edmonton Oilers and the Boston Bruins, has died. He was 25.
Colby Cave of NHL's Edmonton Oilers dies at 25
The Edmonton Oilers and Cave's family announced the news on Saturday morning. He passed away days after doctors at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto operated to remove a colloid cyst putting pressure on his brain, according to NHL.com.
He had been in a medically induced coma since suffering a brain bleed overnight Monday, his team said.
"It is with great sadness to share the news that our Colby Cave passed away early this morning," his wife, Emily Cave, said in a statement.
"I (Emily) and both our families are in shock but know our Colby was loved dearly by us, his family and friends, the entire hockey community, and many more. We thank everyone for their prayers during this difficult time."
Later on Saturday, Emily Cave posted a moving tribute to her husband on Instagram.
Earlier this week, she pleaded for him to wake up in another emotional post and said that she and his parents were no longer able to visit him in the hospital because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Oilers, which Cave joined in 2019, called it a "very, very sad day" for the organization.
"Colby was a terrific teammate with great character, admired and liked everywhere he played," Oilers Chairman Bob Nicholson and General Manager Ken Holland said in a joint statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his w