Hockey Star Sean Avery Hospitalized with Lacerated Spleen

Hockey Star Sean Avery Hospitalized with Lacerated Spleen
Sean Avery
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04/30/2008 AT 01:30 PM EDT

Hockey star Sean Avery is in the hospital after lacerating his spleen during a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Associated Press reports.

The New York Rangers forward was admitted to St. Vincent's Hospital after receiving at CT scan, following his team's 5-3 loss on Tuesday night. The hockey star – and noted agitator – is expected to make a full recovery but will sit out for the rest of the season.

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