Michal Neuvirth released from hospital after in-game collapse

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth has been released from the hospital and is at home resting. Per the Flyers, all diagnostic tests came back normal. The netminder will be reevaluated on Monday afternoon.

During a stoppage in Saturday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils, Neuvirth appeared to crouch down. He suddenly fell backward, splayed on the ice.

Neuvirth was alert and talking as he was stretchered off.

According to Tim Panaccio of CSN, Flyers GM Ron Hextall said that Neuvirth had a ‘bad chest cold this week.’

If that factored into the episode on the ice, we don’t know. We’re just happy that Neuvirth is OK.

If any additional details come available, we’ll update them here.

Flyers give Bellemare, Neuvirth raises in new two-year contracts

On trade deadline day, the Philadelphia Flyers made news by signing two players instead of trading them. Forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and goaltender Michal Neuvirth have signed separate two-year deals with the club.

Let’s start with Bellemare.

Bellemare has played in all 62 games for the Flyers this season and recorded 3 goals and 3 assists. He’s currently on the final year of a two-year contract with an average annual value of $712,500.

The 31-year-old has put up 12 and 14 points in his two previous seasons in the NHL. Maybe that steady production gave GM Ron Hextall confidence to double Bellemare’s current contract? The new two-year deal is worth $1.45-million PER YEAR.

How are Flyers fans taking it? Let’s check in with Broad Street Hockey.

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