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The sight of Atlanta Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec collapsing in his crease on opening night, and then being stretchered off the ice, was as disturbing as it was unforgettable.

Thus, it was difficult not to think back to that moment in watching Freddy Meyer(notes) of the Thrashers collapse at center ice in the team's Thursday night game vs. the Calgary Flames.

Here's the scene from that game, which Calgary won, 4-2:

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Meyer, who eventually got up and left the ice, missed the third period with what the team called an upper body injury.

Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution spoke with Meyer after the game:

Freddy Meyer lost consciousness at center ice after colliding with two Flames players. He missed the third period with what the team called an upper-body injury.

"[Tim] Jackman and I rubbed each other out," Meyer said after the game. "[Curtis] Glencross got the puck, and I collided with him. I just started to feel dizzy. I thought to myself I need to try to get to the bench, and the next thing I know I woke up on the ice and [trainer] Tommy [Alva] was there."

Meyer will be re-evaluated Friday. He reported that he was not suffering from a headache, a sign of a possible concussion.

Here's how TSN covered the incident. Scary scene, and hopefully Meyer checks out OK.

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