Excessive weight loss during a game remains an issue for Predators goaltender Dan Ellis, but he's not sure intravenous fluids between periods is the correct solution. "I hate needles, for one," said Ellis, who returned to practice on Thursday after taking a day off to recover from losing 13 pounds in Tuesday's shutout of Columbus. "And I don't think we need to go to something that extreme yet."
Didn't seem to effect him. He shut them out tonight too.
Losing all the weight is not dramatic as long as you re-hydrate after the game and replace your electrolytes that have been lost. A drink like Gatorade can do that and i'm certain his trainers make sure he drinks a lot of water after and during the game.