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Tomas Fleischmann Has Blood Clots In His Lungs, Will Miss Rest Of Season

Yesterday brought some very sad news to Tomas Fleischmann, a longtime member of the Washington Capitals that was recently traded to Colorado for defensemen Scott Hannan. Doctors discovered that he has a blood clot in each of his two lungs, which is dangerous enough to keep him sidelined for the rest of the season.

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According to Adrian Dater of the Denver Post, Fleischmann will be forced to take "blood-thinning medication" for several months. Sadly, this isn't the first time Fleischmann has had to deal with a blood clot (he missed 11 games in 2009/10 with one in his leg), so it's a pretty serious situation. It's not career-threatening, but it is a problem.

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↵↵"It's obviously a serious condition, but it's fortunate for Tomas that Dr. Mellman discovered it," [general manager Greg] Sherman said. "All indications from our doctors are that he can live a quote, normal life, unquote, and it's something that can be treated through medication."

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It's too bad for Fleischmann because he was finally starting to put it together in Colorado. We all wish him a speedy recovery. 

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