Boston Bruins star David Pastrnak reveals his six-day-old baby has died and says 'we have an angel watching over us'

BOSTON Bruins star David Pastrnak has revealed that his six-day-old baby has died.

The NHL player announced the devastating news in an Instagram post in the early hours of Monday morning.

"We have an Angel watching over us and we call him SON. You will be loved FOREVER," the player wrote, alongside a photograph of his son's feet.

Pastrnak confirmed that his son passed away on June 23, just under one week after he was born.

The couple asked for privacy during their grieving, calling the passing "heartbreaking times."

Following the tragic announcement, fans and friends flooded the star's Instagram account with well-wishes and condolences.

The couple did not announce how their baby passed away.

Pastrnak, nicknamed "Pasta," just finished his seventh hockey season with the Boston Bruins.

In the last year, he has played a total of 48 games and was third in the team with a total of 48 points.

He achieved a total of 20 goals and 28 assists, leading the team with 15 points in 11 playoff games.

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