NHL

Flyers' Neuvirth carted off ice after collapsing in crease

  • Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth is taken off the ice on a stretcher after collapsing to the ice early in the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

    Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth is taken off the ice on a stretcher after collapsing to the ice early in the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth gives a thumbs-up as he is taken off the ice on a stretcher after collapsing to the ice early in the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

    Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth gives a thumbs-up as he is taken off the ice on a stretcher after collapsing to the ice early in the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' goalie Michal Neuvirth is placed onto a stretcher after collapsing to the ice early in the first period of the NHL team's hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

    Philadelphia Flyers' goalie Michal Neuvirth is placed onto a stretcher after collapsing to the ice early in the first period of the NHL team's hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)  (The Associated Press)

Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth left Saturday night's game against the New Jersey Devils early in the first period after collapsing in his crease being carted off the ice on a stretcher.

Neuvirth was awaiting a faceoff at the far end of the ice about 7 1/2 minutes in when he fell backward and landed on his back. Flyers athletic trainer Jim McCrossin quickly ran onto the ice to attend to the 29-year-old and was joined by three other team doctors.

Neuvirth, making his 28th appearance of the season and first since March 25, appeared to be unconscious for a brief time, but began moving his arms and legs and sat up in his crease before being placed on a stretcher.

Neuvirth stopped six shots before the incident and did not appear to have any unusual contact in the crease prior to his collapse. The Flyers were leading 1-0 at the time.