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Pelech looked down. His arm was puffy, swollen and dark blue from the shoulder all the way down to...

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Pelech looked down. His arm was puffy, swollen and dark blue from the shoulder all the way down to his hand. Looking back, Pelech remembers feeling his arm go numb in the second period. But he simply figured the funny, tingly sensation came from a pinched nerve or a minor burner. Dr. Reg Peters, an emergency room physician, was working the game that night. He took one look at the blue appendage and ordered Pelech to go straight to the Abbotsford hospital. - Matt Pelech recalls the discovery of a blood clot that threatened his career and his life in a candid interview with the Herald's Vicki Hall

http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Battling+blood+clot+puts+hockey+into+perspective+Flames+Pelech/3428594/story.html