Tucson Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham collapsed before start of AHL game (Updated)

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Scary news out of Tuscon, Ariz., tonight.

From the Arizona Daily Star:

Saturday’s game between the Roadrunners and Manitoba Moose has been postponed after Tucson captain Craig Cunningham collapsed on the ice minutes before the scheduled 7 p.m. start.

No make-up date has been announced.

Medics worked on Cunningham, who was lying on his back, and cut away his jersey. They performed chest compressions before moving him off the ice. Both teams returned to their locker rooms.

The Roadrunners named Cunningham the team’s captain earlier this month. Cunningham has played 63 NHL games.

The Coyotes and general manager John Chayka have released a statement: “Arizona Coyotes center Craig Cunningham suffered a medical emergency on the ice prior to the start of tonight’s game between the Tucson Roadrunners and the Manitoba Moose at the Tucson Convention Center. Cunningham was taken to a local hospital where he is receiving medical treatment. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig and his family. We will provide a medical update once we receive more information.”