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Video: Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec collapses on ice, taken away on a stretcher

Thrashers starting goalie Ondrej Pavelec was taken from the ice in Atlanta on a stretcher after passing out during the middle of play in their home opener against the Washington Capitals.

Pavelec collapsed on the ice during a break in play just 2:25 into the first period. Pavelec was seen on video signaling to the Thrashers bench before collapsing to the ice. Pavelec laid on the ice motionless for ten minutes being tended to medical personnel before being taken away on a stretcher.

We’re not going to speculate on anything happening here but we’ll just say that it looked scary to see.

Update: Here’s video of what happened.

We’ll update his condition further as news comes along.