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.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic