A man arrested over death of a hockey player whose neck was cut with skate blade is released on bail

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Adam Johnson in action during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, file)

LONDON - A man who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in the death of American ice hockey player Adam Johnson, whose neck was cut by a skate during a game, has been released on bail. 

Johnson, 29, was playing for the Nottingham Panthers against the Sheffield Steelers in an Oct. 28 game when he was struck by an opponent's skate blade.

South Yorkshire Police did not name the suspect or provide his age. 

He was arrested on Tuesday and released on bail on Wednesday pending further inquiries. 

The player whose skate cut Johnson's neck was Matt Petgrave, 31, who plays for Sheffield. 

Johnson was a Minnesota native who had a brief NHL career with the Pittsburgh Penguins.