Officials: UConn hockey player sent to hospital after hard check returns to campus


A UConn hockey player who was injured after a hard check during a game against Quinnipiac University on Tuesday night has been released from the hospital.

Ruslan Ishkakov was transported to a local hospital from the People’s United Center in Hamden after being hit.

UConn Head Coach Mike Cavanaugh was in shock following the incident. 

“I didn’t know what to do when that happens you pray that the kid is okay. I just said, ‘You’re gonna be okay we’re behind you’.” 

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UConn officials said the hospitalization was for “precautionary reasons” and that he was released from the hospital after all tests came back normal.

“That’s one of the more tough things to see, your teammate laying on the ice… no words really… he’s an incredible guy to begin with and he has very high skill set, we’ll be praying for him for a quick and speedy recovery”, said UConn Assistant Captain Ben Freeman.

Ishkakov is now back on campus.

“Like it’s part of the game but it sucks. You don’t want to be part of it especially seeing it like that. I feel bad. I hope he gets well”, said Quinnipiac Freshman Forward William Fallstrom. 

He will be evaluated on a game-by-game basis.

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