ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec has been released from the hospital but there's still no explanation for why he collapsed in the season opener.
The team announced via Twitter that Pavelec was released Sunday after being hospitalized for two nights.
The 23-year-old Pavelec suddenly fell backward in front of the net with no around just 2 1/2 minutes in the season opener against Washington on Friday night. He sustained a concussion from hitting his head on the ice, but all tests to determine what caused him to collapse came back normal.
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness