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Tippett: Cunningham In Stable But Critical Condition

Craig Cunningham collapsed on the ice before AHL game on Saturday

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE -- Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett on Monday said Tucson Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham, who collapsed on the ice before the start of Saturday's game vs. Manitoba in Tucson, is in stable but critical condition.

Tippett decllned to discuss details of Cunningham's medical situation.

"In respect to the family, we just want to make sure that (information) stays tight," Tippett said. "One thing I will say is the doctors and all the people involved did a fantastic job in a real serious situation. We're all just thinking (of him) and praying for him and hoping for the best."

The Tucson Roadrunners are the Coyotes' top affiliate in the American Hockey League.

Cunningham, 26, has played 29 games for the Coyotes since the 2014-15 season. The Boston Bruins drafted him 97th overall in 2010.

"His family is with him and he's getting unbelievable care," Tippett said. 

The Roadrunners announced Monday that their games scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday against the San Diego Gulls have been postponed. Make-up dates for these games have yet to be announced.

"Craig is a highly respected player and team leader in our league," AHL President David Andrews said in a statement. "The thoughts and prayers of the entire AHL family remain with Craig, his family and his teammates."

 Tweet from @domingue35: Craig Cunningham is one of the best guy I know. I'm praying for you buddy ������

Tweet from @max_domi: Praying for you cunny stay strong brother

Tweet from @gollygoose33: Everyone please send your thoughts and prayers to Craig Cunningham and his family tonight!

Tweet from @Martyman17: Thinking of you cunny stay strong buddy. #prayforcunny

Tweet from @j_chychrun7: Praying for Cunny and his friends and family tonight, stay strong man. #PrayersForCraigCunningham

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