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NHL goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks dead at 24 from apparent head injury

Novi Fire and Paramedics had been dispatched for an injury name at 10:13pm, Meier stated.

According to Meier, there gave the impression to be a fireworks malfunction that despatched the fireworks within the course of individuals. Kivlenieks, 24, and others had been in a scorching tub, and after they tried to depart the recent tub, Kivlenieks slipped, fell, and hit his head on the concrete, Meier added.

Kivlenieks was transported to Ascension Providence (*24*) in Novi and pronounced dead, Meier stated.

“It’s nonetheless an lively investigation, however we’re treating it as a tragic accident,” Meier stated.

The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office is at present performing an post-mortem on Kivlenieks and expects to have the reason for loss of life later this afternoon, based on Investigator Jeff Collins.

Kivlenieks is seen playing for the Cleveland Monsters in December 2019.

Blue Jackets’ President of Hockey Operations John Davidson stated: “We are shocked and saddened by the lack of Matiss Kivlenieks, and we lengthen our deepest sympathies to his mom, Astrida, his household and associates throughout this devastating time. Kivi was an impressive younger man who greeted daily and everybody with a smile and the impression he had throughout his 4 years with our group is not going to be forgotten.”

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman shared his condolences on behalf of the league.

“The National Hockey League was saddened to be taught of the sudden and tragic passing of goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks,” Bettman stated in an announcement.

“On behalf of the NHL household, we lengthen our deepest sympathies to his household, associates and teammates in each the Blue Jackets group and his native nation of Latvia. His love for all times and fervour for the sport might be deeply missed by all those that have been lucky to have him as a teammate and a buddy.”

Kivlenieks signed with Columbus as a free agent in 2017. In eight profession video games with the workforce, he went 2-2-2 with a 3.09 goal-against common.

From 2017-21, the goaltender performed for the Blue Jackets’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Cleveland Monsters, the place he had a 33-35-9 file with a 3.31 GAA and three shutouts in 85 profession video games.

Kivlenieks represented Latvia at a number of worldwide tournaments, together with the 2021 IIHF World Championships this spring the place in 4 video games he went 1-2 with a 2.18 GAA and one shutout.

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