Flames D Brodie to return 11 days after collapsing

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Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie was activated forward of Monday night time’s sport in opposition to the Pittsburgh Penguins simply 11 days after collapsing throughout a follow.

FILE PHOTO: Oct 10, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie (7) in motion through the sport between the Stars and the Flames on the American Airways Heart. Obligatory Credit score: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports activities

A battery of exams didn’t unearth any severe issues and Brodie is grateful to be again on the ice.

“After all the pieces (that occurred) it form of offers you a distinct outlook,” Brodie advised reporters following Monday’s game-day skate. “One factor I observed is it’s a must to try to benefit from the sport extra. It’s a sport — it’s imagined to be enjoyable, and taking part in professionally it’s straightforward to deal with it extra as a job.”

Brodie, 29, was reportedly standing alone when he fell to the ice at Scotiabank Saddledome on Nov. 14.

Emergency medical personnel tended to Brodie, who was eliminated by way of stretcher from the ice and positioned in an ambulance. He was responsive whereas being taken to the hospital and was launched later that night time.

The next day, Flames head doctor Dr. Ian Auld stated the occasion was extra like “a fainting episode.” Preliminary studies indicated that Brodie was convulsing on the ice as if he had skilled a seizure.

Now Brodie is feeling lots higher and crew captain Mark Giordano is completely satisfied to see his pal able to return.

“After what occurred with T.J. for this previous week to have gone as easily because it has, it’s truthfully a lift,” Giordano advised reporters. “Put hockey apart, we’re actually completely satisfied to see that as gamers, teammates and buddies.”

Brodie has spent his total 10-year profession with the Flames. He has eight assists in 21 video games this season.

Calgary despatched defender Brandon Davidson to Stockton of the American Hockey League to open up a roster spot. Davidson was scoreless in three video games.

—Area Degree Media