Toronto Maple Leafs Prospect Rodion Amirov Diagnosed with Brain Tumour

Prospect Rodion Amirov

Some very unfortunate news was announced today when the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that prospect Rodion Amirov was diagnosed with a brain tumour. However, it appears Amirov is in good spirits with the statement his agent released today.

Prospect Rodion Amirov Diagnosed with Tumour

Frankly, this isn’t news you want to hear about anyone. Amirov was injured while playing for his KHL team, Ufa Salavat Yulayev. During his recovery, he experienced symptoms not related to the original injury. After testing, they determined the 20-year-old has a brain tumour.

Thankfully, his agent came out and clarified that Amirov is still skating three times a week while getting treatment in Germany. He also thanked both his KHL team and the Maple Leafs for all the support they have given while he goes through this. Amirov was drafted 15th overall by the Leafs in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. He has been playing in the KHL since he was 18 and has a promising future ahead of him. Amirov’s agent also came out and stated that Amirov is determined to return to hockey.

Going Forward

Obviously, there is not much to do but wait for Amirov to get better. Thankfully, this seems to be something that was caught early and like everyone else, we hope Amirov returns to full health as soon as possible. The fact that he is still skating and staying active would signal some good news in an otherwise very unfortunate announcement. Toronto also announced they have had medical staff working alongside him the entire time. Dubas finished his statement by giving no further comment out of respect at this time.

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