When delivering the devastating news that assistant general manager Chris Snow sustained a "catastrophic brain injury" after experiencing cardiac arrest on Tuesday
Calgary Flames general manager Craig Conroy attempted to wipe tears from his eyes.
According to the most recent update offered by Snow's wife, Kelsie, on Thursday
it came before the news that medical tests revealed Snow, who is currently on life support, will not awaken.
Conroy stated during a press conference on Wednesday alongside Flames team captain Mikael Backlund, "Our good friend Chris Snow had a medical emergency [on Tuesday]
he's been battling ALS for five years and he's in another battle right now." "Cohen and Willa, as well as Chris and Kelsie, are in our thoughts and prayers.
Conroy added that he took Cohen to Wednesday's preseason game, a 3-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets.
"I've never heard him complain once about this through this five years and it just doesn't seem right not to have Snowy here with me," Conroy said.
Kelsie Snow has been sharing updates about Chris’ condition on X, the site formerly known as Twitter.
"Paramedics and doctors were able to get his heart beating again, but, devastatingly, a scan showed Chris has suffered a catastrophic brain injury caused by lack of oxygen," she said on Wednesday.