Bruins G Gustavsson cleared for practice following heart-related hospitalization

BY foxsports • February 2, 2016

Boston Bruins backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson experience a health scare last week when he was pulled from a Jan. 26 game against the Anaheim Ducks and was subsequently hospitalized due to an elevated heart rate. Gustavsson was released from Massachusetts General Hospital the next day but was placed on injured reserve by the Bruins Monday as the team waited for final test results to come in.

The team provided a promising Twitter update on Gustavsson's status Tuesday.

Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters Monday that the team was simply being cautious with Gustavsson.

Via The Boston Globe:  

“From what I know, he was good right after,” Julien told reporters. “Probably it’s just a precaution more than anything else on their part. Hopefully we’ll get that clearance soon.”

The 31-year-old Gustavsson has a history of heart rhythm problems, as he had three ablation procedures between 2009 and 2011 to correct an abnormal heart rhythm. The third ablation came days after Gustavsson -- a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the time -- was pulled from a game due to an elevated heart rate. 

Gustavsson has played in 15 games with the Bruins this year and owns a 9-3-1 record with a .915 save percentage. 

Arielle Aronson writes about the NHL for FOX Sports. You can follow her on Twitter @aharonson28.

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