COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cleveland Monsters and Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks has died at the age of 24.
The Blue Jackets released a statement announcing the passing of the young netminder earlier today stating that he, “suffered an apparent head injury in a fall. Medical personnel were called immediately, but he succumbed a short time later.”
More details are emerging by the hour. However, out of respect for Kivlenieks’ family and friends, we will not be reporting on specifics until all details are confirmed.