Bruins issue update on goaltender Jonas Gustavsson


Boston Bruins goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, of Sweden, eyes an incoming puck during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

The Boston Bruins issued an update regarding the health of goaltender Jonas Gustavsson on Wednesday.

“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,” read the release.

Gustavsson has had issues with his heart that has caused him to miss time in the past.

In his first training camp with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2009, Gustavsson had to undergo a non-invasive surgery to fix an irregular heartbeat. He underwent a similar procedure later that season, and again in 2011.

Gustavsson signed a one-year deal with the Bruins in October.

He has a 9-3-1 record in 15 games with a .915 save percentage and a 2.38 goals-against average this season.

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