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Peverley incident familiar to Fischer

Former Red Wings defenseman recalls his collapse, how it changed his life

Updated: March 11, 2014, 2:33 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

Jiri Fischer was at home in suburban Detroit with his 7-year-old son Monday night, catching up on all the NHL action and scores.

"Then the big news hit. I watched the video right away," Fischer told ESPN.com on Tuesday in the aftermath of Rich Peverley's scary collapse and cardiac resuscitation.

Impossible to ignore were the flashbacks to his own near-tragic cardiac episode in 2005 while playing for the Detroit Red Wings.

"The two videos are similar, except I'm getting ...

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