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8/14/2006 2:48:05 PM

NEW YORK (CP) - New York Rangers right-winger Jed Ortmeyer has been diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism, the team said Monday in a statement.

Ortmeyer, 27, is set to undergo further testing this week and will be out of action indefinitely.

The six-foot, 190-pound forward had five goals and two assists in 78 games with the Rangers last season. He also led the team with 75 blocked shots.

A pulmonary embolism is a blockage of an artery in the lungs, most commonly caused by a blood clot. It can lead to severe illness or death if left untreated.
 

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That's not good news. Hopefully he can recover and lead a normal life again, let alone play Hockey. It sounds very dangerous.
 

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That's not good news. Hopefully he can recover and lead a normal life again, let alone play Hockey. It sounds very dangerous.
It is very dangerous!!! He will probably have to take blood thinners for awhile, to see if he can get rid of the blood clot??
 
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