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Player dies four days after hit

Updated: April 1, 2013, 9:41 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- A player in the Kazakhstani ice hockey league has died, several days after a violent hit to the head during a playoff game.

Dmitri Uchaykin, a Russian forward for the Ertis Pavlodar club, was 32. His club announced the death on its website, but did not give further details.

Uchaykin took a hard hit from Arystan forward Donatas Kumeliuskas during their semifinal Wednesday, but Russia's Sovetsky Sport newspaper said the player left the ice on his own and went home after the ...

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