Russian Ice Hockey Player Dies in Kazakhstan After Being Hit to the Head During Game

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Russian ice hockey player Dmitry Uchaykin died on Monday (April 1) after being hit on the head while playing for Kazakhstan side Ertis Pavlodar two days earlier. Uchaykin was hit to the head in the league semi final play-off match between his team Ertis Pavlodar and visiting Arystan Temirtau on Saturday. Midway through the game, he was knocked out by a high hit from Arystan's Lithuanian player Donatas Kumeliuskas.