Jiri Fischer collapses
Detroit Red Wings defenceman Jiri Fischer just collapsed on the bench during tonight's game and was taken off on a stretcher. It sounds very serious.
UPDATE I'm working on the news desk tonight, putting together The Globe's Sidney Crosby package for tomorrow's paper (Tuesday, Page A8, Crosby v. Ovechkin), so I didn't get a chance to make any updates. As I'm sure many readers are already aware, Fischer had a seizure on the bench and collapsed. He was given CPR and a defibrillator was used, after which he was taken to hospital and regained consciousness.
Tomorrow's paper has very strong picture displayed prominently of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on the bench with paramedics working to resuscitate Fischer (now seen at right).
"His heart was stopped," Babcock said. "They hooked up the auto defibrillator and shocked him."
More bloggers weigh in here. (Any one know why my site's not showing up? The game was on here in the newsroom, and I must have had one of the first posts about it.) The wire story here.