Tomas Fleischmann out rest of season with blood clots in his lungs
Tomas Fleischmann, traded by the Capitals to the Colorado Avalanche on Nov. 30, will miss the rest of the season because of a blood clot in each of his lungs.
Fleischmann was given the diagnosis after experiencing shortness of breath in the morning skate.
"At the end of the day, fortunately this was discovered," Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman said. "He's a young man. This is a serious condition."
Fleischmann, according to the Avalanche team doctor, will be on blood thinners for several months and Sherman said he is expected to resume his career.
"The indications from our doctor is yeah, he'll live a quote-unquote normal life," Sherman said. "This is something that can be treated through medication. That's what I'm told."
The Caps traded Fleischmann for defenseman Scott Hannan.
| January 21, 2011; 8:57 AM ET
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