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The Unborn Son of Senators' Captain Eric Karlsson Has Died
The Captain of the Ottawa Senators Eric Karlsson and wife Melinda tragically lose their unborn son, just a month before their due date.

The Captain of the Ottawa Senators, Eric Karlsson, and wife Melinda tragically lose their unborn son, just a month before their due date!

Erik Karlsson

Eric Karlsson and wife Melinda tragically lose their unborn son. (Source: Instagram/Erik Karlsson)

Erik Karlsson

They lost the baby just a month before their due date. (Source: Instagram/Erik Karlsson)

Ottawa Senators said in a statement, “The collective thoughts and prayers of the Ottawa Senators organization, the city of Ottawa and entire hockey community rest with Erik and Melinda Karlsson following the loss of their son. We ask that you respect the family’s wishes for privacy during the grieving process.”

The team also announced that Eric Karlsson’s name has been taken off the team sheet for their match against Florida Panthers on Tuesday, while Eric and his family are in mourning of their son’s death.

Erik Karlsson

Eric Karlsson and his wife. (Source: Instagram/Erik Karlsson)

Erik Karlsson

Eric Karlsson had announced, in November, through a post on Instagram with his wife Melinda that they are expecting their child. (Source: Instagram/Erik Karlsson)

The child would have been Eric Karlsson’s first child, with his second wife Melinda Currey; after the couple got married in August.

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The 27-year-old Eric Karlsson had announced, in November, that he and his wife, Melinda, are expecting. The announcement was made through a very sweet post on Instagram.

He wrote, “The most exciting news we have ever received arrived earlier this year. Can’t wait to meet you.”

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“Can’t wait for our new chapter in life.” (Source: Instagram/Erik Karlsson)

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Eric and Melinda are grieving at their loss. (Source: Instagram/Erik Karlsson)

Later on New Year’s, he posted a picture of him and his wife walking in a forest on Instagram saying, “2017 was the last year it was just the 2 of us. Can’t wait for our new chapter in life.”

The latest mention of their child and how happy the couple was for their child was on the 20th of February when he wrote on Instagram, “Just me and my little family.:) #dadhat”.

Erik Karlsson

The couple got married in August. (Source: Instagram/Erik Karlsson)

Erik Karlsson

The child would have been Eric Karlsson’s first child, with his second wife Melinda Currey. (Source: Instagram/Erik Karlsson)

Many sports personalities, fans, and teams have expressed their condolences for the couple and their loss.

Head Coach of the Ottawa Senators Guy Boucher spoke out to the media after the team’s loss to Florida Panthers by 7-2. He said, “Everybody’s heartbroken… we definitely feel for Erik, his wife, and his family.”

Guy Boucher also said, “It’s been a tough year but this is a real personal devastating blow to them. We feel for them and Erik is going to take the time he needs to come back and once he does we’ll do our best to support him. It’s definitely a sad day.”

The Los Angeles Kings wrote on Twitter, “The entire LA Kings’ organization is thinking of Erik Karlsson and his family during this time.”

Marc Savard, a retired NHL star, took to Twitter, and said, “Today is a day to remember that there are way more important things in life and hockey is just a game!! Our condolences to @ErikKarlsson65 and his wife Melinda on their tragic loss!! The Savard Family”

Erik Karlsson

Eric Karlsson’s name was taken off the team sheet for their match against Florida Panthers on Tuesday. (Source: Instagram/Erik Karlsson)

Erik Karlsson

Eric has 8 goals and 48 assists under his belt in this season for the Ottawa Senators. (Source: Instagram/Erik Karlsson)

Eric Karlsson, in his ninth season of the National Hockey League (NHL), has 8 goals and 48 assists under his belt. He has also won the James Norris Memorial Trophy award for being NHL’s best defenseman twice for the Ottawa Senators.

Our thoughts and condolences go with Eric and Melinda!


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