Former Wolves Goalie Ondrej Pavelec Collapses

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UPDATE: The Thrashers website updates the story with good news:

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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.
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Ondrej Pavelec, who played for the AHL Chicago Wolves for most of two seasons from 2007-2009 and who was their goaltender for their championship playoff run in 2008, collapsed tonight while playing goal for the Atlanta Thrashers:

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The 23-year-old Pavelec lost consciousness Friday night and was taken to a hospital for further evaluation. [Thrashers GM Rick] Dudley says he probably won't know anything more until after the game.↵

↵There was a whistle at the opposite end of the ice when Pavelec suddenly fell over backward with no one around just 2:25 into the game. His teammates rushed to his aid and immediately called for doctors and a stretcher to be brought to the ice.

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The Deep Dish sends best wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery for Pavelec. Video above from the Thrashers website.

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