BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins said Wednesday that goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, who was removed from Tuesday's game because of an illness and transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, appears to be fine and was discharged.
The team issued a statement that read: "Jonas Gustavsson was removed from Tuesday's game for precautionary reasons due to an elevated heart rate. He was taken to Mass General Hospital and remained there overnight for testing. All preliminary tests came back negative, and he was discharged Wednesday afternoon. Jonas is expected to rejoin the team after the NHL All-Star Break pending clearance from the Bruins medical staff."
Gustavsson, 31, had a pair of surgeries for an abnormal heart rhythm when he was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2010 and again in 2011.
The Bruins signed Gustavsson during the offseason to serve as the backup for starter Tuukka Rask. Gustavsson has played in 15 games with a 9-3-1 record, a 2.38 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage.
The Bruins are off through All-Star weekend, and their next game is scheduled for Tuesday at home against the Maple Leafs.