Good news to report from the Phoenix Coyotes. Forward Brett MacLean is improving after suffering a cardiac emergency on Monday. Here’s the report from AZ Republic on his condition:
Coyotes forward Brett MacLean, who suffered a cardiac emergency on Monday while playing hockey in Ontario is “improving,” General Manager Don Maloney said.
MacLean received CPR on site after the emergency, was taken to a nearby hospital and then transported by air ambulance to a different hospital where he was admitted to cardiac ICU.
“He’s better,” Maloney said. “Our understanding is he’ll be out of ICU later (Wednesday).”
MacLean, a second-round draft pick in 2007, played 13 games for the Coyotes in 2010-11, scoring two goals and adding an assist.
His NHL debut was a memorable one as he scored his first goal on his first shot, a power play goal during a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Dec. 29, 2010.
MacLean started this past season with the Coyotes, playing five games, but then was assigned to the team’s AHL affiliate in Portland, Maine. He became a restricted free agent after the season, but the Coyotes recently extended a qualifying offer to him.
“Our medical staff is in communication with the people up in Ontario, so our understanding is things are improving,” Maloney said.