Updated: Pavelec collapses, in stable condition

Thrashers starting goaltender Ondrej Pavelec was taken off the ice on a stretcher after losing consciousness and collapsing during the Thrashers season opener Friday night.

According to team officials, Pavelec, 23, was taken to an undisclosed local hospital for further evaluation. Pavelec later regained consciousness and was in stable condition. Preliminary tests were negative and Pavelec was said to be asking about the score of the game from the hospital. He was held overnight for observation. There was no word of the cause of the collapse.

“It was awful,” said Thrashers goaltender Chris Mason, who came in relief of Pavelec in the 4-2 victory. “You imagine his family across the sea, they are probably following the game and something like that happens. It must be a helpless feeling. It was tough. To be honest, I had trouble focusing when I first got in there. I couldn’t stop thinking about him.”

Thrashers players learned that Pavelec was in stable condition during the first intermission. Defensman Dustin Byfuglien urged teammates to win the game for Pavelec.

“It’s something where you step up and play hard,” Byfuglien said. “He wouldn’t have quit working if it happened to someone else. We can’t do the same. We felt bad for him. As a team we had to come together and get the victory for him.”

Pavelec collapsed while the action was at the other end of the ice, just 2:25 into the game. Medical personnel immediately rushed to Pavelec’s aid after he was spread out on the ice.

Television replay showed Pavelec crouched in the goal crease at the far end of the ice with the Thrashers in the Washington Capitals’ zone. When Pavelec came back into view, he was down on the ice.

“We got through the first period and that was the hardest part,” Mason said. “It was hard trying to focus and play a game and have that killer instinct and game mentality when you can’t stop thinking about your teammate.”

“It takes courage and some leadership,” Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay said. “We called them over and just talked about the fact that … would he like us to just fold up our tent and go home? And the obvious answer is no. I thought the players responded extremely well and I thought our goalie went in and was just wonderful.”

There was no visible movement from Pavelec as the stretcher was being removed from the ice. He was going in and out of consciousness while being loaded for transport.

The Capitals took a 1-0 lead 53 seconds after the game resumed. However, the Thrashers answered with three straight goals, two by Evander Kane. Andrew Ladd also scored his first goal was a Thrashers. Fredrik Modin iced the game for the Thrashers with a third-period goal after the Capitals had pulled to within 3-2.

“Everyone was on the same page to win one for him,” Kane said. “… A lot of people were concerned that we didn’t win a game in the preseason but I think we had the confidence in the room to know we were a better team that than and we were able to show it tonight.”

121 comments Add your comment

Finchdawg

October 8th, 2010
8:03 pm

Wow. Not a good start to the season. Get well soon, man.

Brendan

October 8th, 2010
8:10 pm

Our prayers go out to the 23rd year old netminder from the Czech Republic. I presume they took him to Grady, after his collapse. Many of us wanted to see Chris Mason, tonight. But not like this. By the way, the first shot against Mason was a goal, on a beautiful 3-way passing play by the Capitals.

WAshington 1, Atlanta 0

Wildcat81

October 8th, 2010
8:10 pm

Prayers and best wishes to Pavelec. He has always seemed a great fellow and super to kids when visiting practices.
From a sport standpoint, noone wants this, but his health and family override any other consideration. The rest will take care of itself, but hopefully awesome Doc’s & staff are helping him in the ER tonight.

Brendan

October 8th, 2010
8:11 pm

Evander Kane, has answered for Atlanta, to tie the score at 1-1.

Kelly

October 8th, 2010
8:11 pm

Caps fan here; we were watching the game and saw him go down. May God bless him, his family, and the Atlanta Thrashers.

puckmeister

October 8th, 2010
8:24 pm

Chris – At the game. Please keep us posted. Thanks.

puckfan

October 8th, 2010
8:25 pm

Hope all is well with pav. Thoughts go out to the family and thrashers

Jacqueline

October 8th, 2010
8:27 pm

Caps fan here. Sending my prayers to Pavelec, his family and teammates.

steve

October 8th, 2010
8:27 pm

saw the reply on tv. that was messed up. He just collapsed with nothing going on. laid on the ice spread eagle.

mother pucker

October 8th, 2010
8:27 pm

Prayers go out to you young man. Im hoping to see the “All is Well” headline soon.

Scary stuff.

jackie

October 8th, 2010
8:29 pm

Sending prayers to Pavelec

jp

October 8th, 2010
8:31 pm

This is a really bad thing. Forget his career, something like this may be life threatening. Let’s hope he recover quickly

Dwayne

October 8th, 2010
8:31 pm

Prayers 4 Pavs!!!!

Brendan

October 8th, 2010
8:31 pm

Do we know, yet, what happened to Pavelec? He wasn’t touched; he just collapsed. Remember when we lost Kari, in the 1st period, of the 1st game of the season, back in 2005? It was the 1st game coming out of the lockout. Speaking of Kari, he’s given up 3 goals tonight, vs. NJ. And yes, Kovalchuk has two-points, already, for the season.

Michael

October 8th, 2010
8:34 pm

Hope pavs is ok. gotta say ive seen nothing but class from caps fans.

Boltflasher

October 8th, 2010
8:34 pm

Lightning fan here watching, hoping, and praying that the young man is OK and regained consciousness….

Steve

October 8th, 2010
8:39 pm

Looks very similar to what happened to Jiri Fischer of the Red Wings a few years back, when he went into cardiac arrest… I hope that’s not the case.

Ovi8

October 8th, 2010
8:39 pm

Caps fan here. I hope he is ok. I immediately started praying for him.

Einar

October 8th, 2010
8:39 pm

I really hope he’s okay… Really scary when something like this happens…

Jacqueline

October 8th, 2010
8:39 pm

Bottom line, a true hockey fan doesn’t wanna see anything bad happen to any of these guys. As much as we may be passionate about a rivalry, that is all set aside when you see something happen like this.

Jason

October 8th, 2010
8:42 pm

Detroit fan here extending get-well wishes for Pavelec.

JSS

October 8th, 2010
8:42 pm

We are all with you young fella!

Randal Patrick McMurphy

October 8th, 2010
8:42 pm

This isn’t about hockey… this is about a mans life. Godspeed, Ondrej Pavelec!!!

bdog

October 8th, 2010
8:43 pm

Passed right in front of our section on stretcher. Eyes were open and moving. God bless.

Jessamine

October 8th, 2010
8:43 pm

Thanks to all the non-Thrasher folks taking the time to come here and support Ondrej. It’s really appreciated. I know even amongst the deepest rivalries, none of us want any of these guys to be seriously injured. I’m saying prayers and hoping for good news soon.

Tony C.

October 8th, 2010
8:44 pm

Wow. Does not sound good. Light some candles for O-P….

Gary

October 8th, 2010
8:44 pm

The good news, and the difference between this and Fischer, was that there was no CPR. He did not budge though, going off ice. The med personnel had to hold his arms on the cart. The longer this goes with no news the worse off the scenario. They won’t make a bad announcement until family is notified. Prayers indeed.

Boltflasher

October 8th, 2010
8:45 pm

Thanks bdog….good to hear!!! Hope Thrash win the game (but not tomorrow!)

leoleo

October 8th, 2010
8:47 pm

Blackhawk lifer here…….very sad and scary.

I wish him all the best!

Jacqueline

October 8th, 2010
8:48 pm

I know it’s not about hockey. I was referring to someone’s comment about non-Thrashers fans being respectful about the situation.

Ovi8

October 8th, 2010
8:49 pm

Great to hear bdog!! Eyes open and moving is a great sign!

wild fan

October 8th, 2010
8:52 pm

minnesota wild fan here. keeping pav in my prayers.

Pens fan

October 8th, 2010
8:57 pm

Godspeed Pav.
Hang in there Thrasher fans.

Lee

October 8th, 2010
8:57 pm

Oh man, that was scary. I’m at the game, didn’t see the fall but last thing I did see was Pavs outstretched on the ice. Glad he’s ok….

redevil

October 8th, 2010
9:07 pm

Ranger fan all my life but pulling for a Thrasher tonight.. Hope all is well with the young man, I’m sure that’s a heavy hearted team out on the ice tonight.. my thoughts all Thrasher team.

ahap

October 8th, 2010
9:07 pm

Hope Pav is ok…doesn’t look good though…..by the way….what’s all this “prayers with him” stuff? So, let me get this straight…this god-fella strikes the goalie down (he is all powerful and controlling) and just minutes later everyone is calling this god-dude to cure him? What gives….

If there was a god…would it just be smarter to not stricken the guy in the first place? Just sayin’.

Tony C.

October 8th, 2010
9:09 pm

c’mon ahap-not really the time or place to start that debate huh?

the fish

October 8th, 2010
9:12 pm

Wouldn’t know what it looked like as DISH blacked out Sports South in some dispute with Fox.
Great way to start the season.
Give up now…..

Dennis

October 8th, 2010
9:13 pm

@ Kelly – thanks for your wishes and your show of good sportsmanship.

There are a coupld of low-life Aints fans who could learn something from you.

Again, thanks!

TTP

October 8th, 2010
9:14 pm

AHAP. C you at church on Sunday.

Joe Friday

October 8th, 2010
9:24 pm

Obviously very concerned for the young man, but anyone think mabye the boy was just on the flu that’s going around and didn’t want to say anything as it was his start and fainted?

Brendan

October 8th, 2010
9:24 pm

Tremendous show of support by fans across the league for our fallen netminder. Thanks for the well wishes and prayers head the Thrashers way. Hopefully, we’ll have some news later on, tonight.

paha

October 8th, 2010
9:25 pm

ahap – why does it make you so angry that people are praying for pav? You seem so confused by the issue. maybe church isn’t what you need – maybe you should just be kept back in the 7th grade.

Captain Joe

October 8th, 2010
9:26 pm

From San Jose good luck man

wag

October 8th, 2010
9:27 pm

Carm

October 8th, 2010
9:27 pm

Habs Fan here. Prayers and best wishes to Pavelec and his family, friends and teammate.

NatsGal

October 8th, 2010
9:29 pm

Caps fan here, very scary. Sure hope he is ok.

Richard Bagge

October 8th, 2010
9:29 pm

Gwinnett Glads fan here wishing Pavelec the best!

Brendan

October 8th, 2010
9:29 pm

Now’s not the time to attack people’s religious faith. It’s a time to send well-wishes to a young man, struggling right now.

Gary

October 8th, 2010
9:31 pm

This is the only place saying he regained consciousness. I hope you are right! Many prayers, and good work to you if the report is accurate.

KICKSAVE

October 8th, 2010
9:35 pm

THAT’S JUST PUCKED UP!!! PRAYER’S GO OUT TO PAVY!!!

kim

October 8th, 2010
9:38 pm

isles fan wishing all the best to pav……hope he’s ok…..so scary…saw replay……hope it’s nothing serious……..praying for you pav

DM

October 8th, 2010
9:38 pm

Stars fan here. I hope everything ends up okay with Pavelec. Scary stuff, good to know he has regained consciousness.

Greg

October 8th, 2010
9:42 pm

Prayers for Pavelec
and
Kudos to Chris Mason for his work under difficult circumstances.

steven and family from vancouver

October 8th, 2010
9:43 pm

good luck ondrej and get better soon from all the canuck fans!
we pray for you.

Bruce

October 8th, 2010
9:45 pm

My prayers are also with PAV! Get well soon and back to the ice. My prayers are also with ahap….you need to know God.

Sportaree

October 8th, 2010
9:46 pm

My thoughts and prayers will be said for young Pavelec….and I will include ahap.

jackie

October 8th, 2010
9:49 pm

announcer just said he is awake and asking about score of game
will be kept overnight

gcs

October 8th, 2010
10:06 pm

4-2! Good start Thrashers!

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boots

October 8th, 2010
10:16 pm

Wow. Health comes first, man. Take your time and get well. Go Thrashers.

THRASHERSAREWINNERS

October 8th, 2010
10:21 pm

LETS GO THRASHERS!!!! PRAYERS FOR PAVY!!!!!

4-2 VICTORY!

Jiggs

October 8th, 2010
10:24 pm

Glad Pavy seems to be ok. Great opening night win. It had to be tough channeling the emotions after a horrible thing happened so early.

Reggie Dunlap

October 8th, 2010
10:26 pm

Old time hockey.

Kris in NC

October 8th, 2010
10:43 pm

Canes Fan here. Read about Pavs on twitter. Let’s hope it is quick and speedy recovery for him. Shout out to all NHL fans who are showing real class by stopping by and sending good wishes to a rival team’s player.

Flames Fan

October 8th, 2010
10:48 pm

Flames fan here, glad to hear Pav is alert and talking. All teams and rivalries aside, none of us ever want to see someone go down like that.
Get well soon kiddo.

JenChicktastic

October 8th, 2010
10:49 pm

I love hockey fans. Go Thrashers!

GTechsta

October 8th, 2010
10:54 pm

Prayers for Ondrej. Go Thrashers.

cousin Eddie

October 8th, 2010
10:56 pm

Just saw the video on HF boards. Very scary moment. Started feeling sick just watching the two videos. Hope it’s just the flu or something.

linds

October 8th, 2010
10:59 pm

God be with you .. Praying for a safe recovery <3

david schoolcraft

October 8th, 2010
11:07 pm

Bruins fan here, best wishes to Ondrej and his family get well soon.

hugh

October 8th, 2010
11:20 pm

Caps fan here. Get well soon Pav, and back on the ice.

Wigapig

October 8th, 2010
11:22 pm

Caps+Pens fan here, wishing Ondrej and family the best! I myself am a hockey goalie, and have been in situations like this before. Its scary. Good job Chris Mason, well done indeed. <3

Brendan

October 8th, 2010
11:28 pm

I hope Pavelec gets the game puck. I’d have to think the Thrashers dedicated tonight’s win to him. And this is a big win, on every level.

1. It’s Ramsay/Torchetti’s first since coming here. 1.00 pct.
2. It’s an “Opening Night” win.
3. It’s a divisional win.
4. It’s a win over the President’s Trophy winner from last season.
5. Ovechkin was kept to a point; the Thrashers “system” worked. At least, tonight, it did.
6. Chris Mason, the UFA netminder signing, stepped up and won, his Thrashers regular season debut, even if it was in relief.
7. It helps the Thrashers keep pace with 2-0-0 Carolina
8. It showed character, to step up, after what happened to Pavelec

That about covers it. Nope, not quite.

9. It sends a message to a ‘weary fanbase’ … that this is a NEW DAY in Thrasherville. If Atlanta can beat Washington, the projected # 1 or # 2 team in the Conference, then anything is possible this season. This is just the start that the Thrashers organization hoped to have. If the Atlanta market is to flock to Philips Arena, wins are the cheese that bring all the mice. This is a nice start. Truly. Except for the Pavelec injury, of course. Are we bringing up Mannino?

shaylin

October 8th, 2010
11:33 pm

i personally knew ondrej really well… im praying for his health… GET WELL SOON ONDREJ!!

BP

October 8th, 2010
11:39 pm

Enter your comments here
Caps fan here, hoping he is OK. Much as I love my team and the game, this is way more important.

cousin Eddie

October 8th, 2010
11:43 pm

had to find a link on the web to watch game cause of dish network clowns. From what I saw, everyone worked together really well (except Bergfors). The most potent offense in NHL only mustard 15 shots on goal by the end of 2nd period. My jaw dropped after seeing that. Nice to see some one (Coach Ramahorn) know what they are doing. I give credit to him for tonight’s success. Very well prepared and the team looked like a well-oiled machine. Nice win and looking forward to tomorrow’s game.

cousin Eddie

October 8th, 2010
11:44 pm

Totally forgot about Pavs. Get well soon!

litz

October 8th, 2010
11:44 pm

Those who haven’t seen it … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieqeCnA_TjM

just frightening to watch.

BG33Brown

October 8th, 2010
11:59 pm

Man, really cool hearing from you fans across the country. Thanks for your thoughts. Yours and our prayers are with him!

BlueSpark

October 9th, 2010
12:00 am

I was at the game, and it was really strange. He was lying there like a starfish, not moving at all, and nobody had a clue as to what happened.

Great win, though. Shots evened out toward the end, but it was something like 13-6 in favor of the Thrashers after the first. Defense!

Get well quickly Pavs!

For The Record

October 9th, 2010
12:07 am

Talk about a surreal situation…..Pavs made a save, the puck went the other way and by the time we looked back at our goal, he was just there….Laid out with absolutely no motion and the med staff could be seen checking his pulse. The most bizarre thing I think I’ve ever witnessed at a sporting event in my life.

Hope he’s OK and hope they find out what caused it. Great to hear that he was asking about the score when he regained consciousness!! Awesome showing by the new Thrash tonight….Get well soon Pavs!!

Brendan

October 9th, 2010
12:08 am

How big was that goal by Modin?

stendek

October 9th, 2010
12:14 am

Hi Chris. This was posted to Rawhide earlier. Wanted ton share with you…

Hello (Chris) sir. I am tremendously distressed by what happen4ed to young Thrasher netminder. Proud of way team rallied to win one for youngster. Would be utterly joyful right now but thoughts are with ailing goaltender. Since SportSouth chose not to air contest I was forced to view horrifying collapse on SportsCenter. Could tell something was terribly wrong. Have apprehension for young athlete. Please do me a favor )Chris). Tell him Stendek wishes him well. Speediest of recoveries. Young man has worked hard. Hope to see him between the pipes soon. Real soon. Congratulations for a total team effort Thrashers. Under worst possible circumstances. STENDEK

jen

October 9th, 2010
12:15 am

That was completely bizzare and awful. Get well soon Ondrej! Great to hear he was conscious and obviously coherent if he was asking about the game.

Also thanks to those posting support from around the country.Yet another reason I love hockey and the Thrashers. Hockey fans are the best!

lordstan57

October 9th, 2010
12:20 am

Heartfelt prayers, and positive energy to this fine young man,and his Family.

Many thanks to all in the Hockey community for your support.
Hockey fans are the BEST!

Max

October 9th, 2010
12:29 am

Caps fan here. Was watching the game live on TV, and I feared the worst. I was hugely relived to hear that he regained consciousness, and I wish him a quick and full recovery.

I’ve been watching hockey for a long time, and that was easily the scariest thing I’ve ever seen on a hockey rink. We were watching for the tiniest sign of movement from him, anything to give us some hope, and there just wasn’t anything. Just awful to watch – it literally made me feel sick. Again, I’m really glad that he appears to be doing OK.

Hockey Biltong

October 9th, 2010
12:41 am

Thanks to all you classy NHL fans, for your support of our goalie….

stendek

October 9th, 2010
12:41 am

You have class Max. Thanks. STENDEK

Sara

October 9th, 2010
12:42 am

This right here is why hockey fans are the best fans ever.

So freaky – scared the crap out of me, scared bigger craps out of my girls. Glad to know Pavs is stable and hopefully this was an isolated incident. So proud of the boys for the way they stepped up tonight.

Flames

October 9th, 2010
12:44 am

Awesome start!!!!! Hockey fans are the best…Prayers for Pavs.

stendek

October 9th, 2010
12:47 am

I rant and rave quite a bit. I understand that. Get angry at Thrashers because I want so desperately for them to succeed. Never want any of them permanently injured. When they go elsewhere that is different tale. Wanted broken neck for EAGLE Michael Sick. Since Makeuill Kovalchoke and Sori Letemin now in non Thrasher uniforms…a pox on both the hearttless untalented pieces of commode residue. That bestard Maryann Hosebag will get his sooner or later too. Hope it is damn sooner! Stanley Cup my a$$! STENDEK

Joe Friday

October 9th, 2010
12:52 am

“that was easily the scariest thing I’ve ever seen on a hockey rink.”

“scared the crap out of me”

You two don’t watch much hockey, eh? A guy fainting is the scariest thing you’ve ever seen on a hockey rink? Really? No, really?!?

[...] was taken to the hospital where he regained consciousness. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Pavelec is in stable condition and being held overnight for observation. Though they’re unsure what caused the collapse, [...]

THEX

October 9th, 2010
1:04 am

Your are an idiot, stendek – broken neck??? Sad.

THEX

October 9th, 2010
1:08 am

Joe Friday – also an idiot!

Brendan

October 9th, 2010
1:12 am

Is is “too soon” to talk about who we’re bringing up to be the backup to Mason, tonight?

kracker

October 9th, 2010
1:22 am

I am done w/ JF. After such a serious episode, your comment to Sara and whoever the other commenter was callously classless. We were all scared for Pavs, as was warranted by his reasonless collapse.

Sylar33

October 9th, 2010
1:28 am

I found Pavelec collapses uncensored video here:
http://todaynews7.blogspot.com/2010/10/scare-in-atlanta-pavelec-collapses.html

WARNING, strong scenes

Alan R.

October 9th, 2010
1:52 am

I’d say you’re safe, Brendan. After all, I’m sure this is something both Dudley and Ramsay were pondering long before we’ve ever considered it.

I think MacIntyre gets the call. We’ve got a long road trip ahead of us, and I think MacIntyre is the most experienced out of the choices we have.

Football Fan......now a hockey fan!

October 9th, 2010
6:45 am

I am a Mother of a son who plays football……Pav was born 3 days before my son……..regardless of the sport a motherly instinct will “always’ kick in! When I saw him lying there my heart dropped. My heart goes out to Pav, his family (especially the MOM) his teammates and the Thrasher fans! My hopes are that he gets better….and I watched the rest of the game so I like hockey now!

capsgirl1

October 9th, 2010
6:45 am

I still can’t shake the image of him lying motionless on the ice. One of the most horrible things I’ve ever seen. Everyone I was with stopped talking and sat for what seemed like the longest time just staring at the tv waiting for any kind of movement from him. I know at that moment all true hockey fans forgot about any rivalries and focused their thoughts and prayers on that young man and his family. Hoping that whatever caused this to happen is nothing too serious and he has a full and quick recovery.

Michael

October 9th, 2010
7:39 am

I was just watching CNN online and saw the news of the Thrasher’s goalie collapsing on the ice.. Although I am a fan of 11 time Stanley Cup winners Detroit Red Wings, I wish nothing but a speedy recovery for Ondrej. Thrasher fans, get ready for your Thrashers to lose Nov. 24. Tissues will be at the door for you upon your exiting the building.

Joe Friday

October 9th, 2010
8:21 am

Oh for goodness sake, kracker. There’s been guys annihilated by blindside hits that made me fear they were dead as they got carted odd the ice, I’ve seen faces demolished by pucks both on ice and flying off into the stands, a little girl was even killed by a puck leading to the nets we now have. To call a guy untouched who fainted the scariest thing ever strikes me as a bit of hyperbole and an overreaction. People faint every day, flu, dehydrated, nerves? Who knows but the kid fainted, let’s not measure him for the casket quite yet…

RS

October 9th, 2010
8:47 am

If you want to know the scoop you always talk to mama….and Jake Voracek of the Columbus Blue Jackets’s mother did….

http://blog.dispatch.com/cbj/2010/10/morning_skate_stockholmgm_2.shtml

Voracek’s mother, who’s in Stockholm, was able to speak with Pavelec’s mother. The family’s are from Kladno, Czech Republic. Voracek was told that his friend’s collapse was “90 percent dehydration and 10 percent nerves.” Voracek also spoke briefly to Pavelec’s agent Allan Walsh.

“It was a stressful couple of hours,” Voracek said. “But it sounds like he’s going to be OK.”

atlantanole

October 9th, 2010
8:56 am

This is why hockey might have the best fans. Nothing but well wishes from 12 different fans bases that I can count. Was glad to see Thrashers come out and win that one last night, How about Kane?? Caps fans, I tip my cap to you people.

NovaCath

October 9th, 2010
9:01 am

Glad to hear that he is doing OK and wishing him a full and speedy recovery. I am a Caps fan and was watching it on CSN. Seeing him lying motionless was scary as the cause was so unknown. If it was due to dehydration per RS’ post, that is good news as he will be able to make a full recovery.

SusanB

October 9th, 2010
9:04 am

After reading the comments here, I’m delighted to see how hockey fans band together even if an opposing team member is hurt – would that we would alll be so civil in politics!

BG33Brown

October 9th, 2010
9:33 am

RS, thanks for the link.

Lee

October 9th, 2010
9:44 am

Oh it’s just so scary. After things like Alexei Cherepanov, it’s undiscribable how the emotions in the stadium changed.

Red Wings Fan

October 9th, 2010
10:12 am

Hope your player makes a speedy and complete recovery. Our thoughts are with him, his family, your team and its fans.

Red Wings Fan

October 9th, 2010
10:16 am

To Joe Friday – A few years ago here in Detroit a player suddenly collapsed on the bench. If there wasnt a defribrilator there he probably would have died. Sudden collapse is very serious and should scare anyone with a lick of sense.

JR

October 9th, 2010
10:48 am

same old crap. notice how many away games are not being televised, especially in the early going.

AtlFlamesFan

October 9th, 2010
11:45 am

I was hoping that Kane could have gotten the empty netter for the Hat Trick. 2 goals in the first game. At this rate, he is heading for 164-goal season!

Thrashers27

October 9th, 2010
12:00 pm

Joe,

While I don’t think it’s good to jump to conclusions, the fact of the matter is that nobody knew what was going on when he went down. It was scary to think that Pavs might have actually been dead. He wasn’t moving, he wasn’t responsive in any way and nobody other than those on the ice had any idea what kind of shape he was in.

I think it’s safe to say this organization has already had its share of tragedy and I’m sure that’s also part of what scared people too. Anyhoo, chalk it up to symantics, or whatever. I am what some might call an insensitive a-hole at times and I’ll be the first to say “suck it up nancy boy” when it’s deserved, but in this case it really could have been much more serious and I was scared for OP and I was scared for the team.

Now, once this clears up and we find out that he indeed did merely faint, we can all cal him a weiner and move on.

Anybody hear how Pavs is doing this morning? Hope to see him on the ice again and soon.

Brie

October 9th, 2010
12:11 pm

I just read on twitter that he has a concussion. I wonder if he was hit before he fell, or if it was from when he hit the ice? I only remember one shot coming near him in the period, but I didn’t think it connected.

Matt

October 9th, 2010
12:16 pm

Chris-has it been determined if the concussion is the result if his fall and head hitting the ice or did he have a concussion previously that caused him to fall? Scary stuff.

RIck

October 9th, 2010
12:49 pm

Kick rocks joe friday… he (like me) is a caps fan looking for information and trying to support your players.

Brendan

October 9th, 2010
1:47 pm

Alan R., it just might be MacIntryre who gets the call-up. I don’t think he’d be subject to a waiver claim, since this is an “injury” situation. I’m still looking for some fresh news on Pavelec. The print edition of the Saturday AJC just said, “There was no word on the cause of the collapse.”

Brendan

October 9th, 2010
2:20 pm

No news on the NHL Newtork ticker on Pavelec’s condition, either. I’m just curious is he’s making the trip to Tampa, after all. Considering, he spent last night in an “undisclosed” hospital, my feeling is that he has no separate travel plans for the Bay Area.

WM

October 9th, 2010
2:39 pm

ESPN reporting a concussion and that he’s still in the hospital. Drew got the call up.

Ramsay Fan

October 9th, 2010
3:14 pm

One in the Book! Just One at a Time Coach – Keep focused team!