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Breaking- Ondrej Pavelec Collapses On Ice

via Chris Vivlamore tweet,

Thrashers goaltender Ondrej Pavelec being taken off on stretcher after collapsing on ice with action at other end.

added 7:50pm, I just saw the replay, play was in the other end, and you could see he just collapsed on the ice.  Terrible situation.

added 7:56pm, The Capitals broadcasting crew said it did not appear any CPR was being done on Pavlec.  He has been taken off the ice on a stretcher and now teams are skating to get warmed-up again.  Also, the refs have been on the headsets too.

added 8:00pm, Play resumes.

added 8:16pm, Video of the incident is below…

added 8:22pm, Latest is Pavelec lost consciousness on the ice and was taken to the hospital.

added 8:25pm, added a better quality video below… it would be the 2nd video…

update 8:40pm, Vivlamore with a positive tweet,

I’m told Pavelec regained consciousness.

added 8:58pm, added one more video, the 3rd in the list below…

updated 9:41pm, one more tweet from Vivlamore,

Ondrej Pavelec is now in stable condition.



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This is really scary. Jiri Fischer comes immediately to mind. Say a prayer for him everyone…

Posted by penguinsfan on 10/08/10 at 09:55 PM ET


This is awful, I am speechless, please please be okay…...

Posted by GregAnnapolis on 10/08/10 at 09:56 PM ET


Was watching when this happened.  It really appeared that nothing had happened to Pavelec before he collapsed, at any point in the game.  Just a terribly frightening and nerve-wracking situation.

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 10/08/10 at 10:02 PM ET


Play has resumed; there is still no update.  I didn’t see him move once from the time he collapsed and his eyes were shut.  Oh this is so awful. :(  Awful, awful… ugh.

Posted by GregAnnapolis on 10/08/10 at 10:04 PM ET

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Hope he’s ok.

Posted by Osrt on 10/08/10 at 10:16 PM ET


Boy, I hope the positive news is true.  It was troubling just to watch Pavelec lay there unconscious, but I held out hope that the doctors had the situation somewhat under control since they didn’t administer CPR or use a defibrillator on Pavelec.

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 10/08/10 at 10:45 PM ET

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Got my fingers crossed.

Posted by Paul From Cali on 10/08/10 at 10:52 PM ET

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Numerous reports state his vital signs are good along with regained consciousness.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/08/10 at 11:28 PM ET

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Thanks for the update Paul.  You never want to see something like that happen.  I hope it’s not too serious.

Posted by Matt Fry from Winnipeg on 10/08/10 at 11:34 PM ET

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Release from the Thrashers,

Preliminary tests were negative.  He’s awake and alert at the hospital and asking about the score of the game, but will be kept overnight for observation

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/08/10 at 11:47 PM ET

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Glad to hear he is stable and conscious. But spooky. Now the quest to understand what happened?

Posted by Osrt on 10/09/10 at 12:20 AM ET


The score should uplift him!

I know this is about Pavelec, but Kudos to Chris Msson for fulfilling his role tonight.

Posted by Cubanpuckstopper on 10/09/10 at 12:23 AM ET

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dehydration maybe? Glad to see he’s okay. It sure brought back some scary memories.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/09/10 at 12:25 AM ET

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As others have said…never want to see this again. Hope it’s nothing.

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 10/09/10 at 12:39 AM ET


Seeing those videos made me feel sick. Happy to hear that he’s awake and alert. I hope whatever ever caused him to collapse was nothing too serious.

Posted by Susan on 10/09/10 at 12:56 AM ET

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