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Ondrej Pavelec awake and alert, will stay overnight in Atlanta hospital

Thrashers Pavelec Collapses Hockey

Atlanta Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec is removed from the ice on a stretcher in the first period of an NHL game between the Thrashers and Washington Capitals, Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, in Atlanta, Ga. Pavelec collapsed to the ice in the early minutes of the season-opening game against the Capitals The team said the 23-year-old Pavelec lost consciousness and was taken to a hospital for further evaluation. Thrashers officials released no other information on his condition. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Curtis Compton) ** MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT **


The Thrashers have provided another update on goalie Ondrej Pavelec who was taken to an Atlanta hospital after collapsing unconscious on the ice early in tonight’s game. The update from Atlanta, thankfully, is positive.

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.

It’s great news to hear that Pavelec is doing well and recovering after such a scary incident on the ice. Chris Mason relieved Pavelec in the game and helped lead the way to earn a 4-2 win for Atlanta over Washington.