Before another game between the teams during Faizutdinov’s hospitalization, players paid tribute by lining up at the blue lines. An announcer said fans in the stands had brought signs supporting him. “Players are taking the ice today for themselves and for Timur,” the announcer said in Russian.
Plans were underway to honor Faizutdinov with a moment of silence before games in the Kontinental Hockey League and the Youth Hockey League. By Tuesday night, the tributes had reached the NHL.
Isabelle Khurshudyan contributed to this report.
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