Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks dies after fireworks misfire

Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks died Sunday night as the result of an accident in Michigan, police confirmed. 

According to the Novi Police Department, Kivlenieks, 24, appeared to sustain a head injury while trying to escape a hot tub after a fireworks malfunction. But reports have since surfaced saying the medical examiner's autopsy Monday showed Kivlenieks died from "chest trauma" stemming from a fireworks mortar explosion. 

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