Rich Peverley: ‘My Goal Would Be To Come Back’ To NHL


Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley spoke to reporters at a press conference Friday for the first time since undergoing successful heart surgery.

He’s been cleared to resume working out, and his goal is to one day return to the NHL.

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Peverley collapsed during a March 10 game against the Columbus Blue Jackets because of a cardiac event that began after a first-period shift. A few days later, he underwent a heart procedure at the Cleveland Clinic.

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The 31-year-old forward will miss the rest of the season, and it’s unclear when/if he will return to the NHL.

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