Dallas Stars winger Rich Peverley spoke at a news conference Wednesday to provide an update on his condition after he collapsed on the bench during Monday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The veteran forward thanked the doctors, trainers and everyone who helped him through the cardiac event that night.
“They all attended to me once I passed out and they saved my life, and I will forever be grateful,” Peverley said.
Peverley will undergo a heart procedure at the Cleveland Clinic, ending his season.
Doctors say Rich Peverley is out for the season. He will be going to Cleveland to have a procedure on his heart.—
Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) March 12, 2014
Doctors: The ablation procedure Peverley will have can completely correct his problem.—
Sean Gentille (@seangentille) March 12, 2014
We also learned more about Monday’s incident from the doctors who treated Peverley.
Stars doctor says Peverley's heart stopped beating for "about ten seconds".—
Josh Gold-Smith (@GoldAndOrSmith) March 12, 2014
Dallas rookie Alex Chiasson, who missed Tuesday night’s win over the St. Louis Blues because of an anxiety attack, is expected to be back in the Stars’ lineup for their next game.
Alex Chiasson is doing fine after an anxiety attack and will likely return to play Friday against Calgary.—
Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) March 12, 2014