CALGARY - Flames defenceman TJ Brodie has been released from the hospital and is doing well after an episode during practice on Thursday.
"TJ experienced an event on the ice early yesterday afternoon, about 15 minutes into practice. Our medical team immediately sprung into action," said general manager Brad Treliving. "I can't thank the work of the medical team enough. You saw the best of the business in action, live and in colour. Kent Kobelka, Mike Gudmundson, Kevin Wagner, James Borelli, Ian (Auld) just went to work so thank you for them."
EMS was immediately called and the ambulance transported Brodie to Foothills Hospital, where he remained for the majority of the day. He underwent a battery of tests before he was released in the evening and is now resting at home with his family.
"He's feeling good. He's sore," Treliving said. "All of the tests that have been done to date have come back negative. He's doing well ... we're not going to leave any stone unturned in terms of the tests that we go through."
Video: Brad Treliving and team doctor Ian Auld address media
"An event like this can be caused by something inside the brain, something scary, and it can also be caused by syncope or fainting episodes. The reasons for why people faint are many," Dr. Auld added.
"I don't think we have all the answers yet and we still have a few more tests to go but all the early indications are that it's very likely more related to a fainting episode than something significant and inside the brain."
There is no set timetable for Brodie's return.
"We're going to go through the process of checking every box and make sure we administer every test. But he's come through everything thus far and doing well, feeling good. He's on the mend. He will obviously not travel with us today as we head to Arizona and Las Vegas. He will stay under the supervision of our medical team led by Ian."
Video: Teammates and coach on scary incident with Brodie