Condolences pour in after son of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and wife dies

Ottawa Senators announced Tuesday that the son of captain Erik Karlsson and his wife, Melinda, has died. 

“The collective thoughts and prayers of the Ottawa Senators organization, the city of Ottawa and entire hockey community rest with Erik and Melinda Karlsson following the loss of their son,” read a statement from the team.

Condolences poured in on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Players and teams alike shared heartfelt messages for the Karlsson family. 

Marc Savard, a former NHL player from Ottawa, also offered condolences from himself and his family. 

The couple announced they were expecting in November 2017. 

Karlsson had previously said the baby was due in mid-April, around the start of the NHL playoffs. 

He will not be playing in tonight’s Senators game against the Florida Panthers.

Brian Morris, an Ottawa Senators spokesperson, said it’s a difficult time for the Karlsson family. and any further information will come from them at a later date. 

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