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Avery Rushed To Hospital

from the NY Daily News,

Rangers bad boy Sean Avery, unconscious and not breathing, was rushed to a Manhattan hospital Wednesday morning in cardiac arrest just hours after his team’s playoff loss, sources said.

Avery, 28, arrived at St. Vincent’s Medical Center about 3 a.m., according to the hospital source. The Rangers had just lost 5-3 a short time earlier in the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden.

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Update 12:10pm ET: From TSN:

Sean Avery has a lacerated spleen and will be out the remainder of the season, sources tell TSN.

The source went on to say that the laceration was detected with a CT scan after AVery was taken to hospital following the Game 3 with the Panguins (sic).

Update 12:23pm ET: NHL Live is reporting the same information as TSN, consulting their own sources and agreeing that Avery has suffered a lacerated spleen.

Update 12:31pm ET: From the New York Rangers

Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Sean Avery suffered a lacerated spleen in Tuesday night’s game, and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.

He was taken to St. Vincent’s hospital after the game, and was admitted following a CT scan.  He is expected to make a full recovery during the off-season.

Update 12:50pm ET: From the Globe & Mail‘s David Shoalts:

A report from the New York Daily News claimed he was unconscious, not breathing and in cardiac arrest but a Rangers spokesman said this was not true.

The spokesman said Avery went to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Lower Manahattan after the game with a team doctor in a town car. He walked into the hospital and was not on a stretcher, the spokesman said. “It’s not great but he’s not in any danger.”

Update 3:07pm ET: At Newsday, reactions from the Penguins players. And at another post on KK, more on the NY Daily News and their handling of this story.

Update 4:50pm ET: Lynn Zinser at the NYT: “Avery’s spleen was not removed and the player isn’t expected to need surgery, but he likely will be hospitalized for a few days, a team spokesman said.”

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