A young hockey player died in a horrific puck-related accident this past week.
Defenseman Timur Faizutdinov, 19, was a member of Dynamo St. Petersburg’s junior team.
During a playoff showdown between his group and Loko Yaroslavl, Faizutdinov was struck in the head by a puck hit from the neutral zone.
He immediately collapsed and was treated on the ice by the team doctor. Ultimately, he was transported to a hospital.
19-year-old MHK Dynamo St. Petersburg defenseman, Timur Faizutdinov, took a puck to the head vs. Loko Yaroslavl and is currently fighting for his life at the hospital. He’s played 183 games for the Junior club and was named the captain at the start of the season. pic.twitter.com/oQ9vpZUUct
— Dylan Griffing (@GriffingDylan) March 12, 2021
Unfortunately, after three days of failed efforts to save Faizutdinov, he passed away on Tuesday.
Dynamo St. Petersburg plans to honor Faizutdinov at future events.
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 15, 2021