Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michael Neuvirth collapses during game

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth collapsed during a stoppage of play in his team's Saturday game against the New Jersey Devils and was wheeled off the ice on a stretcher.

Neuvirth was eventually loaded onto a stretcher and was able to give a wave to the crowd before being carted off.

Neuvirth did not move at all until medical personnel rushed onto the ice.

It was believed he was being taken via ambulance to an area hospital.

But because of Mason's illness, the Flyers had to recall Anthony Stolarz from the Phantoms on an emergency basis. He did not clarify further, but it's possible Neuvirth is dealing with the same kind of illness that kept Steve Mason out of tonight's game. Stolarz did not arrive at the Wells Fargo Center until just before the start and did not take warmups before the game.

The Flyers got on the board early Saturday thanks to a powerplay goal courtesy of Brayden Schenn at the 12:32 mark of the first period. Flyers athletic trainer Jim McCrossin quickly ran onto the ice to attend to the 29-year-old and was joined by three other team doctors.

  • Julie Sanders