Bruins’ Jonas Gustavsson left Tuesday’s game due to an ‘elevated heart rate’

01/27 9:10pm EST by Dhiren Mahiban
Boston Bruins, Jonas Gustavsson

Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson is once again having issues with his heart.

The Boston Bruins backup left Tuesday night’s 6-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks and went to Mass General Hospital for observation.

On Wednesday the hockey club offered more clarity saying the 31-year-old was taken to hospital due to an “elevated heart rate”. Gustavsson spent the night in hospital and was released on Wednesday after completing tests.

The Bruins expect the goaltender to re-join the hockey club following the NHL all-star break pending clearance from the team’s medical staff.

This isn’t the first time Gustavsson has had medical issues.

In Februry 2011, the Swedish netminder underwent a procedure on his heart to help treat a condition causing an abnormal rhythm.

He was first diagnosed with the condition during the 2010-11 season and has had multiple procedures to treat the issue.

In 15 games with the Bruins this season, Gustavsson is 9-3-1 while posting a .915 save percentage and a 2.38 goals-against average.