On Saturday night, Tucson Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham collapsed on the ice during pregame warmups. He was given chest compressions on the ice before being taken to a local hospital.
That night’s game was postponed, and the AHL announced on Monday that Tucson’s home games on Tuesday and Wednesday against the San Diego Gulls would also be postponed.
“Craig is a highly respected player and team leader in our league,” David Andrews, AHL President and Chief Executive Officer said in the statement. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire AHL family remain with Craig, his family and his teammates.”
“Craig remains in stable but critical condition at a local hospital,” Roadrunners General Manager Doug Soetaert said in a statement released by the team. “He is receiving excellent medical care but out of respect to Craig and his family we are refraining from further comment or discussing any details at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig and his family.”
Arizona Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett shared the same sentiments as Soetaert in a Q&A he held on Monday.
GM John Chayka on Craig Cunningham: "Our staff did a phenomenal job in terms of their response. The care he's receiving now is unbelievable"— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) November 21, 2016
The Roadrunners are currently scheduled to resume play at home on Saturday against the Stockton Heat. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 PM that night, and 4:05 PM the next day.