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.
Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.
— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals