Karlsson, Wife Melinda Mourning Family Loss; Will Miss Tonight’s Game

The Ottawa Senators have announced that the son of defenceman Erik Karlsson has died. The Ottawa captain and his wife Melinda announced in November that they were expecting their first child.

Ottawa issued a statement regarding Karlsson and his wife Melinda.

“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.

“We ask that you respect the family’s wishes for privacy during the grieving process.”

It is unknown when Karlsson will return to action. It was earlier announced that Karlsson would not play in Tuesday’s game against the Florida Panthers.


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