Garrett Klotz, a Phantoms left winger who went into a seizure during Friday's 2-1 AHL win over Manchester at the Spectrum, was released from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania yesterday after undergoing extensive testing. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Klotz suffered multiple facial cuts and went into a seizure after a first-period fight with Manchester's 6-5, 247-pound Kevin Westgarth. Klotz, whom the Flyers selected in the third round of the 2007 draft, received stitches to close the cut, but was feeling no ill effects from the injuries, according to a Phantoms spokesman, who added that the forward is expected to make a full recovery. A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Klotz missed last night's game against Lake Erie and will have a follow-up evaluation from team doctors tomorrow. "It was a scary ordeal," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in an interview with Comcast SportsNet. "But he is going to be OK." Two seconds after the opening face-off Friday, Klotz and Westgarth took off their helmets and squared off. Each player landed several punches, but near the end of the fight, Westgarth landed several punches in a row. The TV replay seemed to show that Klotz was struck by one of the blows to the head and then crumpled to the ice. Klotz had the seizure, which lasted for 30 to 40 seconds, as he lay on the ice along the boards at the Monarchs' bench. Team doctors attended to Klotz on the ice and he was put on the stretcher. Klotz, 20, was alert and responsive on the way to the hospital and watched the rest of the game on television, a Phantoms official said. The incident occurred a few weeks after the death of a Canadian senior amateur league player who hit his head on the ice after his helmet fell off while fighting in a Dec. 12 game, according to the Associated Press. Don Sanderson, a 21-year-old rookie defenseman for the Whitby Dunlops of the Ontario Hockey Association, died Jan. 2. Friday's fight may have been prompted by an earlier meeting between the teams. On Nov. 7, Westgarth fought with Phantoms winger Jeff Szwez in the first period of their game in Manchester.

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