The Rangers just confirmed that Sean Avery was rushed to St. Vincents’s Medical Center in Manhattan to treat a lacerated spleen.
The injury was caused by a hit in the Rangers’ Game 3 loss, the team said.
Team sources are refuting a report that said Avery was in cardiac arrest. Instead, they said Avery was complaining about an injury after the game, and that he walked into the hospital with team physician Dr. Andrew Feldman.
Here’s the official release:
SEAN AVERY SIDELINED FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON
New York, April 30, 2008 — New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Sean Avery suffered a lacerated spleen in last nightâ€™s game, and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. He was taken to St. Vincentâ€™s hospital after the game, and was admitted following a CT scan. He is expected to make a full recovery during the off-season.
Both Greg Moore and P.A. Parenteau, possible replacements for Game 4, are on the ice for practice.
More in a bit…