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Jiri Fischer Of The Wings Has Collapsed

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On live TV. They say either he took a puck or a stick to the throat. He collapsed while on the bench exiting the ice, shortly after the Wings instantly called for a medic and C.P.R. began. Lets hope this is not as bad as it looks on T.V.
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FSN in Detroit is reporting he has suffered a seizure, that CPR was started and that he is responding and breathing on his own at the local hospital. The channel also has an image of him slumped over prior to the team realizing what happened. Some crazy stuff but Jiri is currently doing good.
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Wow, I hope all ends well. :mellow: I hate to hear tragedy like this. Mean time dozens of our people are getting killed in Iraq every month. :(
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Last update was he was doing good at the hospital and the game was cancelled at 9:00pm. 68, lets keep politics out of this. Two totally different spectrums.
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Yep, good to hear he's doing better. I want to know the cause of this though...
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Perhaps this will help:

DETROIT (AP) -- Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer had a seizure on the Detroit bench late in the first period of Monday night's game against the Nashville Predators and was listed in stable condition at a hospital.

Fischer was given CPR at the bench and a defibrillator was used before the 25-year-old native of the Czech Republic was removed on a stretcher. The game was called off with no makeup date immediately announced.

Team spokesman John Hahn said Fischer was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital and was stable, breathing on his own and responsive.

"It looks like he's going to be OK," Hahn said.

Play was stopped with 7:30 left in the period after the Red Wings alerted officials to a problem. Medical personnel worked on the 25-year-old Fischer at the door to the bench for several minutes before he was wheeled back toward the Red Wings dressing room.

The decision was made to resurface the ice then, and the remaining time was to be added to the second period. But the game was postponed instead.

Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman and forward Brendan Shanahan helped escort Fischer's fiancee across the ice to the bench area.

Fischer was diagnosed with a heart abnormality in September 2002, causing him to miss two days of practice. The problem was found on an electrocardiogram as part of a routine battery of tests during the Red Wings' preseason physicals. When the result was abnormal, Fischer was given a stress test that he passed.

"There is a little abnormality, but nothing that will stop me from playing," Fischer said at the time. "It's nothing that will bother me emotionally."

He said that his heart essentially is a little thicker than normal.

"I wasn't scared about the abnormality," Fischer said. "But I was scared
about not playing hockey again. That was a shock for me."

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Sorry Josh, I just think sometimes we all collectively need a reminder that somewhere out there guys and girls who are not even old enough to buy alcohol are dying for their country. I did not mean to belittle Fischer's brush with death. That sucks, I'm only a fan of one sport: Hockey, and it stinks when this kind of thing happens. Hope he's okay.
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We were watching the game on TV...wow...it was scary... :( I hope he 's going to be ok..sounds like things are looking up.. The guy who took quick action to save his life deserves a night on the town for that one...
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Heard on the news this morning that his heart actually stopped for a moment. Scary stuff!! As a person with a heart problem I hate to see anyone else have something like this happen :(
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He was up and talking in the hospital this morning. Great news indeed.
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