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Ondrej Pavelec awake and alert, will stay overnight in Atlanta hospital

Oct 8, 2010, 10:59 PM EDT

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ondrejpavelec1.jpgThe Thrashers have provided another update on goalie Ondrej Pavelec who was taken to an Atlanta hospital after collapsing unconscious on the ice early in tonight’s game. The update from Atlanta, thankfully, is positive.

Preliminary tests were negative.  He’s awake and alert at the hospital and asking about the score of the game, but will be kept overnight for observation.

It’s great news to hear that Pavelec is doing well and recovering after such a scary incident on the ice. Chris Mason relieved Pavelec in the game and helped lead the way to earn a 4-2 win for Atlanta over Washington.

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