Hartnell to see cardiologist after elevated heart rate

9/26/2011 10:35:05 AM

Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell is scheduled to see a cardiologist on Tuesday after he was found to have an elevated heart rate during a pre-season game on Friday in Detroit.

The 29-year-old experienced some twitching in his right arm after a shift in the second period, and he noticed his heart was racing.

"{The heart rate] wouldn't go down, even after rest, during the intermission," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren explained to the media on Sunday. "We'll just continue to monitor him and get him tested."

Hartnell did not return to Friday's game, and was held out of team practices on the weekend. He will skip Monday's pre-season game at home against the New York Rangers.

"They checked his heart rate and it was elevated more than it should have been after a period of time after play had stopped. So they held him out and we'll just continue to monitor and run some tests on him," Holmgren said.