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Michal Neuvirth Released From Hospital After Collapsing Saturday



    Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth suddenly collapsed during Saturday night's game against the New Jersey Devils. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher.

    (Published Saturday, April 1, 2017)

    Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth was released from Pennsylvania hospital Sunday afternoon and is at home resting after collapsing Saturday night.

    All tests on Neuvirth came back "normal," according to Flyers general manager Ron Hextall, and it is believed Neuvirth was suffering after-effects from a severe upper respiratory infection he's been fighting for more than a week.

    Neuvirth suddenly collapsed in his crease at the 13:24 mark of Saturday's opening period vs. New Jersey. He laid prone on the ice for several minutes as he was attended to by medical personnel from both the Flyers and Devils. Neuvith eventually sat up and was stretchered off the ice.

    Hextall said the Flyers' medical team will reevaluate Neuvirth on Monday, which is an off day for the Flyers before they visit New Jersey on Tuesday.

    Neuvirth was replaced in net Saturday by Anthony Stolarz, who finished off the Flyers' 3-0 win. Ironically, Neuvirth gets credit for the shutout because the Flyers were leading 1-0 on a Brayden Schenn power-play goal at the time Neuvirth's episode began.

    Backup Steve Mason was also ill and did not dress. Mason felt well enough join team in New York on Sunday, be he likely won't play against the Rangers (see injury update).

    All signs point to Stolarz starting at Madison Square Garden.

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    Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth is recovering after he suddenly collapsed on the ice during a game against the New Jersey Devils Saturday. CSN Philly's Danny Pommells has the latest on his condition.

    (Published Sunday, April 2, 2017)