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  • Senators say son of captain Erik Karlsson has died

  • The Ottawa Senators say the son of captain Erik Karlsson has died. Erik and Melinda Karlsson were married last year and announced in November they were expecting their first child in the spring. Karlsson had been posting on social media about his son's upcoming birth, most recently sharing a photo of he and Melinda on Feb. 19 with the caption "just me and my little family." Karlsson sat out Ottawa's game against Florida on Tuesday night.

, FILE - In this March, 3, 2018, file photo, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson pauses on the ice during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. The Senators say Karlsson's son has died. Erik and Melinda Karlsson were married last year and announced in November they were expecting their first child in the spring. Karlsson had been posting on social media about his son’s upcoming birth, most recently sharing a photo of him and Melinda on Feb. 19 with the caption “just me and my little family.” (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

21 of March 2018 02:50:53

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators say the son of captain Erik Karlsson has died.

Erik and Melinda Karlsson were married last year and announced in November they were expecting their first child in the spring. Karlsson had been posting on social media about his son's upcoming birth, most recently sharing a photo of he and Melinda on Feb. 19 with the caption "just me and my little family."

Karlsson sat out Ottawa's game against Florida on Tuesday night. The team released a statement saying the Karlssons had "the collective thoughts and prayers of the Ottawa Senators organization, the city of Ottawa and entire hockey community."

The 27-year-old defenseman has had a difficult season on the ice as Ottawa has plummeted in the standings. The two-time Norris Trophy winner was the subject of trade speculation for weeks ahead of the NHL trading deadline.


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