"The former Russian ice hockey player Scott Matzka is dead."
"Matzka has passed away of ALS, writes Hockeymagasinet."
"the American played in Örebro during the season 2009u002F10. He was 40 years old."
"Scott Matzka has played in several scandinavian clubs, including Danish Odense, Finnish Tappara and the Swedish Örebro."
"In Örebro played Matzka 37 games during the years 2009 and 2010."
"in 2013, he ended his career and as late as 2016 told Matzka, in a very emotional interview with The Players Tribune, how he has become ill in ALS."
"I know that this disease will kill me," he told the site."
"Matzka described how his family reacted when he got the news."
" I just sat there motionless. My thoughts went along. Catie (his wife red. note.)... she just dropped it. "
"Now, then, the tragic news that Matzka died in the aftermath of their illness."
"He leaves behind a wife and two children."
"Scott Matzka was 40 years old."
"ALS is a förlamningssjukdom that breaks down nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that activate the viljemässigt controlled the muscles. The cause is not known and the disease can not be cured, but some of the symptoms can be treated."