TJ Brodie collapses at Calgary Flames practice, sent to hospital

Nov 14 2019, 12:06 pm

It was a scary scene at the Scotiabank Saddledome today, as Calgary Flames defenceman TJ Brodie collapsed during practice.

Media members on hand are speculating that the 29-year-old may have had a seizure, as he was seen convulsing on the ice. The Flames confirmed that Brodie was alert and responsive as he left the arena to head to the hospital, though the exact details about what exactly happened are still unknown.

“TJ Brodie experienced an episode on ice at practice today,” Flames GM Brad Treliving said in a team-released statement. “He is alert and responsive and has been transported to local area hospital for evaluation. We will provide a further update when available.”

Brodie has been remarkably healthy ever since breaking into the NHL full-time with the Flames in 2012-13, missing just 27 games in eight seasons.

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