Flames defenceman T.J. Brodie collapses during practice

Calgary Flames defenceman T.J. Brodie, collapsed to the ice during practice on Thursday. (David Zalubowski/AP)

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames say defenceman TJ Brodie has been taken to hospital for evaluation after collapsing during a team practice.

Practice was halted when Brodie fell to the ice and was convulsing during a skate earlier today. The defenceman was taken off the ice on a stretcher.

"TJ Brodie experienced an episode on ice at practice today," the Flames said in a statement. "He is alert and responsive and has been transported to local area hospital for evaluation. We will provide a further update when available."

Brodie is in his ninth season with the Flames. The native of Chatham, Ont., has eight assists in 21 games this season.

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