KHL player is conscious, recovering after gruesome head injury

Avangard Omsk captain Sergei Kalinin was felled by a clean hit in the playoffs against Barys Astana, but his landing led to frightening consequences and now he's under medical supervision.
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It's the type of accident you never want to see happen.

Avangard Omsk captain Sergei Kalinin took a clean hit against Barys Astana on Sunday, but with brutal consequences: his helmet came off in the collision and the big center's head bounced off the ice as a result, sending him into convulsions.

According to Avangard's website, Kalinin was rushed to a leading medical clinic and will be kept in Astana for at least 10 days. The report also stated that Kalinin is conscious and talking already, but it was a frightful scene.

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Kalinin has been part of Omsk's organization since he was a youth and is in his first season as captain of the squad. He was also born in the southern Siberian city.

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