Thrashers Players Injured in Car Crash

A speeding Ferrari (search) driven by Atlanta Thrashers (search) hockey star Dany Heatley (search) veered off a road and into a wall, leaving him with a broken jaw and a teammate critically injured, authorities said.

Heatley, who scored four goals in the 2003 All-Star game and was selected the most valuable player, was in stable condition after Monday night's crash.

Teammate Dan Snyder (search) had surgery early Tuesday for a depressed fracture in his skull and remained in critical condition, the team said.

The Thrashers canceled practice Tuesday and were considering canceling Wednesday night's exhibition against Florida.

"Nobody's really thinking about hockey," team captain Shawn McEachern said. "We're thinking about the guys."

Heatley, 22, and Snyder, 25, attended an event for season ticket holders at Philips Arena on Monday night, and left in Heatley's car about 9:15 p.m., the team said.

Police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Iosty said Heatley was going about 80 mph and lost control of the car on a curve. It broke in half when it hit the wall and both men were ejected, police said.

Heatley took a blood-alcohol test, and results were not available Tuesday morning, Iosty said.

The former NHL rookie of the year was charged with reckless driving, serious injury by vehicle and driving too fast for conditions.

Heatley, who plays right wing, led Atlanta in scoring last season with a team-record 41 goals and 48 assists, and is the Thrashers' career scoring leader with 155 points.

Snyder, a center who scored 10 goals and added four assists in 36 games for Atlanta last season, recently had surgery on his ankle. He had been expected to start the season on the injured list.

The Thrashers' first regular-season game is next week.