Red Wings' prospect in coma after major surgery

Igor Grigorenko, the Detroit Red Wings’ top prospect, is battling for his life in a hospital in his hometown of Togliatti. Sources told Sportsnet that Grigorenko slipped into a coma following weekend surgery to piece together multiple fractures to his hip and pelvis suffered in a car accident in Russia last week.

The talented young forward was considered to be in good condition yesterday, but his situation worsened after being stricken with what is clinically termed as a “fat embolism.”

His condition is now said to be: “very serious.”