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Coyotes' Brett MacLean taken to hospital after suffering cardiac emergency

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2010, file photo, Phoenix Coyotes' Brett MacLean, left, battles Los Angeles Kings' Oscar Moller, right, of Sweden, for the puck as Kyle Turris watches during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Los Angeles. MacLean is in intensive care at a Canadian hospital after he suffered a "cardiac emergency" during a pickup hockey game, according to Coyotes general manager Don Maloney, Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
July 03, 2012 - 9:25 PM

LONDON, Ont. - Brett MacLean of the Phoenix Coyotes has been admitted to hospital after suffering a cardiac emergency.

The team issued a statement on Tuesday saying the 23-year-old winger has been admitted to hospital in London, Ont., after suffering a medical emergency while playing hockey Monday night in Owen Sound, Ont.

The Coyotes said MacLean received CPR on site before being taken by ambulance to hospital in Owen Sound. He was then taken by air ambulance to London, where he was admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Brett and his family," Phoenix general manager Don Maloney said in a statement. "We request that everyone please respect their privacy at this time. We will provide an update on Brett's status when information is available."

MacLean played most of last season with the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes' American Hockey League affiliate, where he had 25 goals and 23 assists in 63 games.

The 32nd pick in the 2007 draft, MacLean has two goals and three assists in 18 career NHL games with Phoenix and the Winnipeg Jets.

A call to a representative at the London Health Sciences Centre was not immediately returned.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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