Russian prosecutors have reopened the investigation into the death of Alexei Cherepanov. There has been a dark cloud of confusion hovering above the case ever since the Russian Ranger draft pick collapsed on the ice back in a KHL game in Chekhov, Russia, on October 13, 2008. The 19-year old Avangard Omsk winger died later that night.
While the team’s president, general manager, and doctor have been suspended indefinitely from league positions, there has been no pinpoint person or persons to lay the blame of this tragic incident. As of now, much of the blame is being placed on the victim, Cherepanov.
Apparently he was aware of his myocarditis diagnosis, and was taking cordiaminum as a treatment for his condition. However, none of that information was communicated to his friends, family, or teammates and now nobody knows who to blame.
The case is being reopened by the federal prosecutor’s Investigative Committee to perform new medical tests to provide information for the federal forensic center.