Sergei Simonov, a forward of the Higher Hockey League (VHL) club "Sputnik" (Nizhny Tagil), died at the age of 23. The message about his death appeared on the official site of the Higher Hockey League.
The player of "Sputnik" hockey club from Nizhny Tagil, Sergei Simonov, died January 7 at a local hospital. It was said that the player had his spleen injured during a training game, law enforcement officials said.
The player was rushed to hospital where he was operated on urgently. However, the surgery was not successful, and the young man died.
All circumstances of his death are to be established, officials said.
Hockey club "Sputnik" expressed condolences to the man's family and friends.