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Ondrej Pavelec Speaks WIth AJC's Chris Vivlamore About Collapse

Thrashers beat writer Chris Vivlamore spoke with Pavelec yesterday regarding his collapse Friday night during the beginning of the Thrashers’ game against the Capitals. When asked what he remembers of Friday, Pavelec said:

"I would like to tell you [what happened]," Pavelec told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an exclusive interview Saturday. "The last thing I remember was the lights going on after the [national] anthem. I don’t remember anything until I woke up in the ambulance and saw the doctor looking at me."

Pavelec didn’t wake up until he was placed into the ambulance, and didn’t get feeling back in his legs until he reached the emergency room. He’s undergone full body MRIs, and his brain and heart didn’t show anything to be worried about. He should undergo more tests today and be released later this afternoon.

Waddell says that "we now at least have a reason to look at the glass as being half full." Until Pavelec gets full clearance to leave the hospital, that’s the best the team can do.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.