Sep 27, 2011, 9:56 PM EDT
Between the second and third periods of an exhibition against the Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers Scott Hartnell dealt with “a very scary situation.” Hartnell noticed a twitch in his right arm, a sign that he might have been dealing with an elevated heart rate. That condition took an alarming amount of time to subside, prompting the Flyers to hold Hartnell out of the final frame of that game on Friday.
Although Hartnell underwent initial tests that came up negative, the Flyers were concerned enough to send him to a cardiologist on Tuesday. (Hartnell deflected questions about his heart rate, describing his layoff as a “maintenance day” utilized to shake off soreness.)
Thankfully, the news is good: Hartnell passed Tuesday’s test as well, according to QMI Agency. In fact, Hartnell was reportedly able to practice today and might even suit up for the Flyers in their preseason match with the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.
Let’s hope this is the last we hear about heart problems for the 29 year old forward, as hilarious as “Heartnell” puns might be.
- One more time, with feeling: Flames stage yet another comeback, eliminate Vancouver 11
- Keith conquers: Blackhawks come back, eliminate Predators 36
- Red Wings smother Lightning, take 3-2 series lead 17
- Going the distance: Isles edge Caps to force Game 7 29
- WATCH LIVE: Today’s Stanley Cup playoff action 6
- Lucic issues statement on father’s passing 10
- Hall caught off guard by Oilers’ front office shuffle 18
- Wild’s Dubnyk shakes off six-goal night, saves 36 as Blues pushed to brink 34
- WATCH LIVE: Tonight’s Stanley Cup Playoff action 5
- Malkin: ‘I want to say sorry to fans, to my teammates’ 58
- Too little, too late: Rangers stifle Penguins for 2-1 series lead (114)
- It’s Done: Rangers eliminate Penguins in overtime (108)
- Bettman under fire after saying ‘Katy Perry’ chant wasn’t sexist (92)
- Okposo blasts ‘idiot’ Wilson after physical outing versus Isles (82)
- Preds, Forsberg finally solve Darling, push series to Game 6 (76)