Jiri Fischer was given CPR at the bench by team physician Dr. Tony Colucci before the 25-year-old native of the Czech Republic was removed on a stretcher. The game was called off with no makeup date immediately announced.
“His heart was stopped,” Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. “They hooked up the auto defibrillator and shocked him.”
Team spokesman John Hahn said Fischer was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital and was stable, breathing on his own and responsive. Fischer met with his teammates and coaches and was described as jovial and in good spirits. He will remain in the hospital for further testing over the next two days.
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