Phoenix Coyotes forward Brett MacLean's condition is improving but he remains in a London. Ont., hospital after suffering a cardiac emergency Monday night while playing hockey in Owen Sound.
"He's conscious and he's speaking," MacLean's agent, Anton Thun, told The Globe and Mail.
Thun added that doctors might soon remove MacLean from intensive care and will run tests to find out why he collapsed.
MacLean received CPR at the arena before being taken to hospital in Owen Sound. The 23-year-old Port Elgin, Ont., native was then taken by air ambulance to University Hospital in London, where he was admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit.
MacLean spent most of last season with the Portland Pirates of the AHL, recording 25 goals and 23 assists in 63 games, but also played five NHL games with the Winnipeg Jets. He was claimed on waivers by the Jets on Oct. 5 then, 23 days later, was claimed on waivers by the Coyotes.