Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Edmonton Oilers' Colby Cave in medically-induced coma, wife praying for miracle

Emily Cave is asking for a miracle, and for your prayers. Her husband, Edmonton Oilers center Colby Cave, was placed in a medically-induced coma on Tuesday to stop a brain bleed. He underwent emergency surgery in Toronto to remove a colloid cyst causing pressure on his brain.

Emily took to Instagram on Tuesday to say doctors were fighting to keep him alive, that they needed a miracle, and she asked for prayers. In the caption, she quoted the song “Waymaker”: “Way maker, MIRACLE WORKER. Promise keeper, light in the darkness. My God, that is who you are.”

Emily shared an update Wednesday, saying, “Please wake up. Please wake up. It’s all I can keep asking, ‘he’s going to wake up right?’ We need a miracle.”

Emily ended the post by referencing 1 Peter 5:10, which says, “And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

Colby has played in 67 NHL games with the Oilers and Boston Bruins, recording four goals and five assists. The 25-year-old scored one goal in 11 appearances for the Oilers so far this season, as well as 11 goals and 23 points in 44 games with the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2015 with Boston, and Edmonton claimed him off waivers in January 2019.

The Oilers are providing updates from the family on their team website. Please join us in praying for Colby, Emily and the entire Cave family.

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