Jiri Fischer collapses on Wings bench

Twenty-five-year-old Jiri Fischer collapsed on the bench during tonight’s hockey game at The Joe.

The defenseman, a first-round draft pick of the Wings’ in 1998, collapsed on the bench with about 7 minutes before the end of the first period. After CPR was performed on him, Fischer was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital. About 40 minutes later, it was announced over the PA at The Joe that Fischer had suffered a seizure. It is not yet clear what caused it, although it has been reported that Fischer suffered a blow to the throat during his playing time this evening, and also that the Czech native had an irregular ECG report in 2002, but later passed a follow-up stress test.

Red Wing spokesman John Hahn said that Fischer is now alert and responsive.

Tonight’s game against the Nashville Predators was suspended. A make-up date has not been announced.

2 Comments so far

  1. baliad (unregistered) on November 21st, 2005 @ 9:58 pm

    is there anyone more efficient in the blogworld than jaime h?!?!

    that was a pretty scary incident… i’m interested in how the city will respond…

  2. Pedropus (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 6:55 am

    That’s very strange, and all the explanations don’t make sense. An abnormal EKG trace or a seizure do not usually lead directly to asystole, especially in a young person. He was an athelete, for crying out loud.

    Here’s to his recovery.

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