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Coyotes forward Brett MacLean suffered “cardiac emergency” on Monday night

Jul 3, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT

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Scary stuff from the Phoenix Coyotes: forward Brett MacLean experienced a “cardiac emergency” while playing hockey in Owen Sound, Ontario on Monday night. Here are the full details from Coyotes GM Don Maloney via the Coyotes’ press release:

“Brett was playing hockey last night in Owen Sound, Ontario when he suffered a medical emergency,” Maloney said.. “Brett received CPR on site and was taken to a local hospital by ambulance where he was treated. He was then transported via an air ambulance to Knight University Hospital in London, Ontario where he was admitted to the cardiac ICU. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brett and his family. We request that everyone please respect their privacy at this time. We will provide an update on Brett’s status when information is available.”

We’ll keep an eye out for updates on MacLean’s condition.

  1. mclovinhockey - Jul 3, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Wow, scary. Get healthy soon.

  2. mathieug79 - Jul 3, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Thought and prayer with the family and friend, get well soon!!

  3. icdogg - Jul 3, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    “Incentive Care Unit”? Great typo (on the front page before you click on the article)

    • James O'Brien - Jul 3, 2012 at 10:00 PM

      Fixed. Thanks Triumph.

  4. atwatercrushesokoye - Jul 3, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Very scary, I hope he pulls through

  5. esracerx46 - Jul 3, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Scary…..couldve been a cherapanov type incident. Wonder if whatever it was will let him play again?

  6. zach28 - Jul 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    shouldnt do so much coke brett

    • atteckus - Jul 4, 2012 at 2:32 AM

      Just totally uncalled for. Here this kid is, fighting for his life, and your making glib, unfounded accusations? Dude, grow up. Many athletes have hidden congenital heart defects that only come out with advancing age or extreme stress. We’ve seen many soccer players die on the pitch, with the best medical care in the world only seconds away from them, because of just such reasons. My prayers for Brett, from a Bruins fan.

      • zach28 - Jul 4, 2012 at 2:23 PM

        my thumb hurts

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