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Coyotes' MacLean has 'cardiac emergency'

Tuesday, 07.03.2012 / 9:05 PM / News

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Coyotes' MacLean has 'cardiac emergency'
Phoenix forward Brett MacLean suffered a cardiac emergency Monday in Owen Sound, Ont., according to the Coyotes.

Phoenix forward Brett MacLean suffered a cardiac emergency Monday in Owen Sound, Ont., according to the Coyotes.

"Brett was playing hockey last night in Owen Sound, Ontario when he suffered a medical emergency," general manager Don Maloney said 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 via an air ambulance to Knight University Hospital in London, Ont., where he was admitted to the cardiac ICU.

"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."

The 23-year-old, originally a second-round pick (No. 32) by Phoenix in 2007, spent most of last season with the Coyotes' AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, after being claimed on waivers from the Winnipeg Jets. He has two goals and five points in 18 NHL games with the Coyotes and Jets, but is a four-time 20-goal scorer at the AHL level.

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