Former Montreal Canadians defender Alexei Emelin is in a critical but stable condition at the hospital where he is being treated for toxic hepatitis.
Several Russian media outlets reported on Tuesday that the avant-garde Omsk captain of the Continental Hockey League was taken to a hospital in Kazan after the first match of the Russian circuit’s association final between his club. – Directed by Bob Hartley – at Ak-Bars.
Unable to participate in his own 2-0 victory, Emilin suffered from fever and an allergic reaction to a toxin; He was declared hostile to the coronavirus.
“He is under medical supervision and is allowed to be transported to Moscow. So, in the near future, Alexei will be sent to one of the major medical centers in the country. The exact diagnosis is not yet known. We wish our captain good health and hope to return to the team soon,” Avangard said in a statement.
This season, his third in Omsk, Emelin scored six goals and 15 assists for 21 points in 59 games, conceding 73 penalty minutes. He added three points in 12 outings in the playoffs.