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Jiri Fischer | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/31/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 235
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (25) / DET

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Jiri Fischer would love to play in the alumni game next season when the Red Wings take on the Maple Leafs in Comerica Park.
While the Winter Classic will take place in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan's stadium, the alumni game will be played at Comerica. Fischer was forced to retire in 2005 with a heart ailment after he collapsed on the bench in his last NHL game on November 21, 2005. He stated that he would love to play, all he needs is Detroit GM Ken Holland to ask. There are plenty of alumni who would love to participate on both sides, but if Fischer appears it will be special. Stay tuned. Thu, Feb 16, 2012 07:53:00 AM

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Jiri Fischer works as the Red Wings' director of player development.

He suffered a nearly fatal cardiac arrest on the bench during a game against Nashville four years ago. His playing days are almost certainly over, but it is a great story to see him working in the organization.
Wed, Jul 22, 2009 08:17:00 AM

Jiri Fischer was placed on the long-term injured list by Detroit.

Fischer will be out all season with a heart ailment, and his return beyond that is still in question. By placing Fischer on the long-term injured list at this time Detroit will have about $3 million dollars more to spend before the trade deadline.
Sat, Nov 18, 2006 10:20:00 AM

Although Jiri Fischer is allegedly in Dallas to see a heart specialist in hopes of getting clearance to play again, it is doubtful that he will be able to.

Fischer has seen several doctors since collapsing Nov. 21 against Nashville because of a heart ailment. Doctors are still unsure as to why Fischer's heart stopped in the game. Fischer didn't play again the rest of the season, and his playing career appears to be over. It's doubtful the NHL would clear him to play, even if he did get clearance from a specialist.
Thu, Jul 13, 2006 07:30:00 AM

Jiri Fischer will travel with the Wings to Edmonton on Wednesday for game three.

Fischer, who hasn't played since suffering a seizure Nov. 21, will travel with the team to Edmonton. "Fisch is a great human being, and his passion for hockey and his enthusiasm for the game is contagious for our team," coach Mike Babcock said. "It's great to see him doing well. He doesn't look like he is going to have the same career, but he'll make a significant difference somewhere, when he decides what that is. We're ecstatic that he's around our team.". It's nice to see that Fischer is allowed to travel and we hope that he can resume his NHL career at some point in the future, if that is what he decides that he wants to do.
Sun, Apr 23, 2006 09:40:00 AM

Jiri Fischer visited his teammates yesterday for the first time since his heart stopped during the November 21 game against Nashville.

Fischer spent 90 minutes in the dressing room talking to everyone. He obviously gave everyone a boost with his appearance. Fischer is cautiously optomistic that he can return to playing hockey although there is no timeframe at this momemt. Godd luck Jiri.
Sun, Dec 4, 2005 08:12:00 AM

Jiri Fischer was rushed to the hospital on Monday.

Fischer had an irregular heartbeat again on Monday and took no chances as he went to the hospital. He was released from hospital yesterday. After what happened Nov. 21, Tony Colucci, the Wings' physician, examined the string of events and said the convulsion was likely cardiac in origin. Don't expect Fischer back in a Red Wings uniform in the forseeable future, if ever.
Thu, Dec 1, 2005 07:48:00 AM

Jiri Fischer has been told by doctors to refrain from physical activity for at least 4-6 weeks.

Fischer will be out of the lineup for a long time, if he is even able to come back. The Wings called up defenseman Kyle Quincey from Grand Rapids to take his place.
Thu, Nov 24, 2005 08:30:00 AM

Jiri Fischer has been placed on the injured list.

Fischer was released from hospital earlier in the day, which was great news to Fischer and the Wings. He is out indefinitely after suffering a seizure on the bench in Monday's game.
Wed, Nov 23, 2005 09:24:00 PM

It is too early to tell when or if, Jiri Fischer will be able to return to action.

Fischer is doing fine at this time and will undergo more tests today to determine the cause of the seizure. Doctors won't speculate at this time to the severity of the seizure or possible long terms effects.
Wed, Nov 23, 2005 07:19:00 AM

Jiri Fischer was visited by teammates and coaches in the hospital last night and was "jovial and in good spirits" according to a news release by the Red Wings last night.

Fischer had a seizure on the bench during the first period and his heart stopped. Team physicians Tony Colucci and Doug Plagens worked on Fischer, giving him CPR at first and then used a defibrillator to start his heart again. The team said that Fischer will remain in hospital for further testing over the next two days. The Wings have a 1 p.m. news conference to further update the situation. Fischer was diagnosed with a heart abnormality in 2002. The problem was found on an ECG during his training camp physical. He was given a stress test that he passed at the time.
Tue, Nov 22, 2005 07:17:00 AM

Jiri Fischer suffered a seizure during tonight's game between Detroit and Nashville.

The game was suspended after Fischer required medical attention for several minutes on the Red Wing bench at 7:20 of the first period. CPR was performed on Fishcer and the use of a defibrillator was required at the entrance to the Red Wing dressing room before Fischer was taken to hospital. The game was then postponed with no make-up date announced. Apparently Fischer will be alright, however he was diagnosed with a heart abnormality in 2002. We wish him and his family a speedy recovery.
Mon, Nov 21, 2005 10:30:00 PM

Red Wing rearguard Jiri Fischer registered three assists in Liberec's 5-1 series clinching triumph over Slavia in Czech playoff action Thursday.

Carolina forward Radim Vrbata scored two of Liberec's goals, while Milan Hnilicka stopped 37 of 38 shots to post the victory.
Fri, Mar 18, 2005 07:08:00 AM

Red Wing defenseman Jiri Fischer scored a goal and added an assist to lead Liberec to a 5-2 triumph over Jihlava in Czech Republic Extraleague action Friday.

Panthers' forward Vaclav Nedorost registered two assists in the contest, while Milan Hnilicka stopped 23 of 25 shots to post the victory.
Sat, Jan 29, 2005 08:18:00 AM

Jiri Fischer, who separated his right shoulder in the World Cup tournament in early September, is almost ready to play competitive hockey again.

He will likely sign a contract with a team in the Czech Republic Extraleague in the next week or so.
Tue, Nov 16, 2004 08:04:00 AM

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