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Coyotes forward Brett MacLean is reportedly improving at a hospital in Ontario after collapsing on the ice Tuesday night during a pickup game.
The 23-year-old MacLean, who received CPR at the rink in Owen Sound, Ont., and was hospitalized in intensive care after suffering what the Coyotes called a "cardiac emergency," is conscious and alert, according to his agent, Anton Thun.
"He's conscious and he's speaking," Thun, told the Toronto Globe and Mail on Wednesday. "They anticipate taking him out of intensive care (Wednesday night) and running tests to determine why he collapsed."
MacLean, a 2007 second-round draft pick, has two career NHL goals in 18 games, with 13 of those coming with the Coyotes in 2010-11. He was claimed by the Jets off waivers last season on Oct. 5, played five games with Winnipeg and was waived again on Oct. 28, at which time he was reclaimed by the Coyotes. He spent the remainder of the season with Phoenix's AHL affiliate in Portland, where he scored 25 goals and had 23 assists.
Coyotes general manger Don Maloney issued a statement Tuesday that said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Brett and his family. We request that everyone please respect their privacy at this time. We will provide an update on Brett's status when information is available."
While the reasons for MacLean's emergency remain unclear, the hockey world has seen similar issues in the recent past. Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer collapsed on the bench during a game in 2005 and was resuscitated but later retired due to a subsequently discovered heart problem, and Rangers prospect Alexei Cherepanov died at the age of 19 after suffering a heart attack on the bench during a game in Moscow in 2008.
The NHL requires that a defibrillator be available at every rink.
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Phoenix Coyotes forward Brett MacLean is in intensive care at a Canadian hospital after the team says he suffered a ''cardiac emergency'' during a pickup hockey game.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Phoenix Coyotes forward Brett MacLean is in intensive care at a Canadian hospital after the team says he suffered a "cardiac emergency" during a pickup hockey game.
Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney says the 23-year-old MacLean received CPR on Monday night at the rink in Owen Sound, Ontario. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance, then transported...
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Coyotes forward Brett MacLean is in intensive care after suffering a serious medical scare while playing a pickup hockey game.
Phoenix Coyotes forward Brett MacLean suffered a cardiac emergency last night during a hockey game in Owen Sound, Ont. Per a statement from Coyotes' general manager Don Maloney, MacLean received CPR at the rink and was rushed to a local hospital. Later, he was transferred by ambulance to a cardiac intensive care unit at the Knight University Hospital in London, Ont.
The Phoenix Coyotes say that forward Brett MacLean suffered a cardiac emergency on Monday night in Owen Sound, Ontario.
“Brett was playing hockey last night when he suffered a medical emergency,” said Coyotes general manager Don Maloney in a statement. “Brett received CPR on site and was taken to a local hospital by ambulance where he was treated. He was then transported...
GLENDALE, ARIZONA—- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney has issued the following statement regarding Coyotes forward Brett MacLean who suffered a cardiac emergency last night in Owen Sound, Ontario.
“Brett was playing hockey last night in Owen Sound, Ontario when he suffered a medical emergency,” said Maloney. “Brett received CPR on site and was taken to a local...