Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and wife lose son

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      The son of Erik Karlsson, captain of the Ottawa Senators, has died.

      The National Hockey League team announced the news in a statement Tuesday (March 20).

      “The collective thoughts and prayers of the Ottawa Senators organization, the city of Ottawa and entire hockey community rest with Erik and Melinda Karlsson following the loss of their son,” according to the team.

      “We ask that you respect the family's wishes for privacy during the grieving process.”

      Karlsson and his wife were expecting their child in April.

      The couple married last August.