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by Paul on 12/08/05 at 03:36 AM ET
Lemieux participated in the Penguins' practice at Mellon Arena with no apparent problem -- "Nothing," coach Eddie Olczyk said -- but the problem that led to him being hospitalized surfaced shortly after the workout ended. "Mario experienced an irregular heartbeat after practice today, and we thought the best precaution was to have him enter the hospital for observation," general manager Craig Patrick said. Olczyk learned that Lemieux was having a problem about an hour after practice, during a visit to the team's training room. His immediate reaction, aside from concern for Lemieux, was to wonder if he had overlooked any signs during practice that Lemieux was ailing. He could not come up with any, but acknowledged that Lemieux's ailment was cause for introspection. "It stops you right in your tracks," Olczyk said. "You just kind of take a step back."
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