In the KHL regular championship match, in which Barys beat Avangard Omsk 4: 3 on a visit, the hosts’ striker Nikolai Lemtyugov was seriously injured, the club’s official website reports.
In the middle of the second period, he collided with the guests‘ defender Alexander Lipin at the side.
It was a playful encounter that didn’t seem dangerous.
Nikolai Lemtyugov went to the bench holding his stomach. He was taken to the hospital. The hockey player underwent surgery – his spleen was removed.
According to a statement from a club spokesman, the athlete’s life is out of danger.
Nikolay Lemtyugov previously played for the clubs CSKA, Severstal, Peoria Riverman, Ak Bars, Neftyanik (Almetyevsk), Metallurg (Magnitogorsk), Neftekhimik, Atlant, Traktor, Siberia “,” Spartak “,” Sokol “(Krasnoyarsk),” Ugra “.