Thrashers goalie loses consciousness during game

ATLANTA — Atlanta Thrashers Goalie Ondrej Pavelec “lost consciousness during the first period” of last night’s game and was taken to the hospital.

“He was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation,” the team said in a Friday night statement.

“Preliminary tests were negative,” the team said. “He’s awake and alert at the hospital and asking about the score of the game, but will be kept overnight for observation.”

The Thrashers defeated the Washington Capitals 4-2.

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