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Video: Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec collapses on ice, taken away on a stretcher

Oct 8, 2010, 7:55 PM EST

Thrashers starting goalie Ondrej Pavelec was taken from the ice in Atlanta on a stretcher after passing out during the middle of play in their home opener against the Washington Capitals.

Pavelec collapsed on the ice during a break in play just 2:25 into the first period. Pavelec was seen on video signaling to the Thrashers bench before collapsing to the ice. Pavelec laid on the ice motionless for ten minutes being tended to medical personnel before being taken away on a stretcher.

We’re not going to speculate on anything happening here but we’ll just say that it looked scary to see.

Update: Here’s video of what happened.

We’ll update his condition further as news comes along.

  1. Mark - Oct 8, 2010 at 8:08 PM

    It was pretty terrifying to see, if he just passed out he would have moved by the time he was carted off. Hope it wasn’t an aneurysm or stroke or something.

  2. Scott - Oct 8, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    Hope he’s alright. One of the most frightening things I’ve ever seen at any sporting event.

  3. Gary - Oct 8, 2010 at 8:19 PM

    The only good news so far is that there appeared to be no CPR. So, he must have had a pulse.

  4. Gary - Oct 8, 2010 at 8:20 PM

    The only good news so far is that there appeared to be no CPR. So, he must have had a pulse.

  5. Gary - Oct 8, 2010 at 9:01 PM

    Just heard on an Atlanta paper that he has regained conciousness.

  6. Matt - Oct 8, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    Wow, the second time in a year that Atlanta had to deal with a freak incident involving a goalie, what with the Ballard incident last year

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