No charges filed after death of Columbus NHL goaltender

COLUMBUS — Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office has ruled Columbus Blue Jacket’s goalie, Matiss Kivlenieks death as accidental.

The prosecutor’s office in Michigan says they will not be pursuing charges in relation to the goalie’s death.

According to our news partners at WBNS-TV, Kivlenieks died after a “tragic accident” on the night of July 4.

The medical examiner determined the 24-year-old goalie died from a faulty firework blast to the chest.

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Police say Kivlenieks had slipped, fell, and hit his head on the concrete floor when fleeing a hot tub.

Kivlenieks was from Latvia and had been signed with the Blue Jackets in May 2017, WBNS-TV reported.