Flyers goalie Neuvirth released from hospital after collapse

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth has been released from hospital following a scary incident in a game against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

Neuvirth collapsed in the crease without any contact early in the game as the teams prepared for a face-off near centre ice.

Although Neuvirth initially appeared unconscious, he was soon moving around as trainers and medical staff assisted him. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher and transported to Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Hospital.

A statement from the Flyers' official Twitter account on Sunday confirmed Neuvirth was now resting at home.

The tweet read: "Neuvirth has been released from Pennsylvania Hospital & is home resting. All diagnostic testing is normal. He will be reevaluated tomorrow."

Flyers general manager Ron Hextall had earlier said: "We sent him to the hospital for precautionary reasons, and everything so far has been good."

Hextall said Neuvirth would not travel with the team for their game in New York on Sunday against the Rangers.

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