Emergency response in Cherepanov's death also questioned

Updated: October 14, 2008, 8:36 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MOSCOW -- Alexei Cherepanov had heart problems and probably should not have been allowed to play in a game in which he collapsed and died, a regional investigator suggested Tuesday.

Yulia Zhukova said Cherepanov, who died Monday playing for Avangard Omsk in a Kontinental Hockey League game outside of Moscow, apparently had chronic ischemia -- a medical condition when not enough blood gets to the heart or other organs.

"Checks will be conducted to clarify, in particular, why ...

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