Timur Faizutdinov
(MHL; Dynamo St. Petersburg)

Timur Faizutdinov, 19, Passed Away After Taking a Puck to the Head

It’s a sad day in the hockey world. On Friday, March 12th, Russian ice hockey player Timur Faizutdinov was hit in the head with a puck. He immediately began clutching his head and eventually fell to the ice. The team doctor and several paramedics began treating him there and he was quickly transported to a nearby hospital. After being on life support and in and out of operations, his team Dynamo St. Petersburg of the MHL, confirmed his passing this morning. At just 19 years old, he was a star defenseman and was named captain at the start of this season. 

The KHL and the MHL have announced they will begin each game for the foreseeable future with a minute of silence. Tonight, Evgeni Malkin will wear the number 77 on his helmet for Timur. Countless players have expressed their condolences to not only his family but teammates and coaches of Timur Faizutdinov.

Dynamo St. Petersburg concluded their statement with,

“Forever at Dynamo. Forever in our hearts.” 

Our Vendetta family keeps your St. Petersburg hockey family in our thoughts. 

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