As I first reported Sunday night, Ondrej Pavelec was released from the hospital in the afternoon after losing consciousness and collapsing during the Thrashers season opener on Friday. He was held Friday and Saturday for tests, which all came back normal.
The team released a report Monday that stated that Pavelec had a neurocardio syncope episode (a type of fainting spell). He will undergo further testing on his heart, in addition to blood and genetic tests. If all goes well, he will be medically cleared and will be able to resume playing once the concussion symptoms are cleared.
He won’t be going on the West Coast trip. He told me last night that he will have the additional tests today.