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Update on G Michal Neuvirth

Flyers starting goaltender taken to hospital for observation

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

At 7:37 into the first period, Flyers starting goaltender Michal Neuvirth went down on the ice in the crease on his own. Trainers and medical staff attended to him while players on both the Flyers and Devils came together.

Flyers GM Ron Hextall gave the following update on Neuvirth:

Michal Neuvirth is awake and alert and is being taken to Pennsylvania Hospital for observation. We will have more information tomorrow (Sunday, April 2). 

Anthony Stolarz, who was recalled on emergency basis just before tonight's game to serve as back up as Steve Mason fell ill, got a quick stretch in and took over in net finishing the period stopping all four shots he faced.

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Per GM Ron Hextall, Neuvirth is awake and alert and is being taken to Pennsylvania Hospital for observation. More info to come tomorrow.

At 7:37 into the first period, Flyers starting goaltender Michal Neuvirth went down on the ice in the crease on his own. Trainers and medical staff attended to him while players on both the Flyers and Devils came together.

Flyers GM Ron Hextall gave the following update on Neuvirth:

Michal Neuvirth is awake and alert and is being taken to Pennsylvania Hospital for observation. We will have more information tomorrow (Sunday, April 2). 

Anthony Stolarz, who was recalled on emergency basis just before tonight's game to serve as back up as Steve Mason fell ill, got a quick stretch in and took over in net finishing the period stopping all four shots he faced.

Stolarz makes his fifth appearance for the Flyers, last playing in the Flyers 2-0 loss at San Jose on Dec. 30, where he stopped 21 of 22 shots coming in relief of Steve Mason. He owns a 2-0-0 record with a 1.79 GAA and .938 save percentage in his four previous appearance this season.

The Flyers ended the period up, 2-0, with goals from Brayden Schenn and newly recalled forward Colin McDonald.

Serving as emergency back up to goaltender Anthony Stolarz is Eric Semborski. Semborski is a Temple University graduate and Hockey Director at the North East Skate Zone in Philadelphia, PA. 

On Dec. 3, 2016, Semborski signed an ATO and served in an emergency backup role for the Chicago Blackhawks in their game vs. Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.

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