Flyers goalie Neuvirth resting after scary collapse

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Michal Neuvirth of the Philadelphia Flyers, pictured in January 2017, was awaiting a faceoff at the far end of the ice when he fell backward in his crease and landed on his back (AFP Photo/ELSA)

Michal Neuvirth of the Philadelphia Flyers, pictured in January 2017, was awaiting a faceoff at the far end of the ice when he fell backward in his crease and landed on his back

Michal Neuvirth of the Philadelphia Flyers, pictured in January 2017, was awaiting a faceoff at the far end of the ice when he fell backward in his crease and landed on his back (AFP Photo/ELSA)

Washington (AFP) - Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth was released from hospital on Sunday and resting a day after he collapsed in his crease during his club's NHL game against the New Jersey Devils.

The Flyers said diagnostic tests came back normal and Neuvirth was to be re-evaluated on Monday afternoon.

Media reports said he was suffering form the after-effects of an upper respiratory infection.

Flyers teammate Colin McDonald said Neuvirth was not feeling well before the game.

Neuvirth was awaiting a faceoff at the far end of the ice when he fell backward in his crease and landed on his back. There had been no sign of contact with another player, and he lay motionless as Flyers medical staff attended to him.

Neuvirth appeared to be unconscious for a brief time but soon began moving his arms and legs. He sat up before he was taken off the ice.

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