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Red Wings’ Fischer Back After Tests

September 22, 2002

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DETROIT (AP) _ Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer has returned to practice after missing two days of training camp to have his heart examined.

``There is a little abnormality, but nothing that will stop me from playing,″ Fischer said Saturday. ``It’s nothing that will bother me emotionally.″

The 22-year-old Fischer had tests last week after it was discovered he had an abnormal electrocardiogram. He said that his heart essentially is a little thicker than normal.

``I wasn’t scared about the abnormality,″ Fischer said. ``But I was scared about not playing hockey again. That was a shock for me.″

Fischer, who participated in the team’s practice Saturday, said he doesn’t need to take any medication or change his routine.

He took the initial electrocardiogram as part of a routine battery of tests when the Wings had physicals Sept. 12. When the result was abnormal, the Wings gave him a stress test that he passed and sent him to Detroit as a precaution.

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