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A scary scene unfolded on Thursday afternoon at the Scotiabank Saddledome during the Calgary Flames’ practice. During the skate, defenseman TJ Brodie collapsed and started convulsing according to multiple media reports. He was attended to by paramedics and headed to a hospital via an ambulance.

Brodie, 29, was drafted by the Flames in the 2008 NHL Draft and has been a fixture on their blueline since first cracking the line-up in the 2011-12 season. He’s been bouncing between the first pairing (with Mark Giordano) and the third pairing (with Michael Stone) this season, but has played every game. In 591 career games, all with the Flames, Brodie has 44 goals and 255 points.

We’ll have more on Brodie’s condition and status as it becomes available.

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