ATLANTA (Reuters) - Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Ondrej Pavelec is "doing well" but is concussed after collapsing and losing consciousness, without contact, in Friday's game against the Washington Capitals.
"He remains in the hospital and will undergo further testing," added the Thrashers in their statement.
The incident occurred with play in the Washington zone when Pavelec, without warning, fell backwards and lay motionless on the ice with his legs splayed apart.
The game resumed after a delay of nearly 20 minutes.
Pavelec, a 23-year-old from Kladno in the Czech Republic, was drafted by the Thrashers in the 2005 draft and signed a pro contract with the team in 2007.
Atlanta have recalled goaltender Drew MacIntyre from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
(Reporting by Simon Evans in Miami; Editing by Justin Palmer)