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.
The 27-year-old did not play in the Senators’ 7-2 to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.
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