Czech goalie Neuvirth collapsed during a match NHL, he should be fine
The incident occurred at the time of 7:37, which is before the face-off in the neutral zone Neuvirth out of nowhere legs buckled and fell into the crease. Hockey players of both teams immediately began to indicate that something is wrong. The hall fell silent.
Around the motionless body of Czech goalkeeper began swarming medics, the doctors rushed substitution zones, Neuvirthův teammate Jakub Voráček bent over his partner, another countrymen Radko Gudas and Pavel Zacha with other players stood nervously around the crease.
is then moved Neuvirth and said relieved applause spectators.Shaken goalie obviously did not know what happened, after a while they had loaded onto a stretcher and was taken to hospital for further examination.
"We sent him there for precautionary reasons, everything looks good," said general manager Ron Hextall of Philadelphia that the next game in New York Neuvirth certainly will not fly with the team. "We'll leave him here. The plan is that we want him on Monday again visited the doctor to be sure it's right. "
Several players Flyers on match day claiming that they are not the best and Neuvirth was among them. "Sometimes you get tired and cold can dehydrate. That could be the cause of the fainting.I'm just glad he's okay. When you see something like this happen to one of your teammates, it will frighten you, "said Philadelphia forward Jordan Weal.
The state of health Neuvirth coaches and players already know the first break. "The best message we got before he was taken out of ice. We saw it move and that all communication, "said coach Dave Hakstol, who missed the match and second goalie Steve Mason.The few hours before the game Hextallovi announced that he fell ill.
Therefore, the club hastily summoned from the farm Anthony Stolarz, who did not even skate to the bench and sat down in the first minute of the match. "I've never experienced anything like this. It was a whirlwind of emotions.I am especially pleased that Neuvy fine and we for him fought victory, "said Stolarz.
Thanks to him Neuvirth after the sporting eventually succeeded - in a match cover all six shots in New Jersey and scored win because the game resigned as state 1: 0 and Stolarz led the team to win 3: 0th
But what was the cause of the collapse and that the Czech goalkeeper health permits, to tell the next days.