The initial news on Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley was encouraging after he collapsed on the bench Monday night, but that’s all that’s really known at this point.
Peverley received medical attention after a scary situation in which he collapsed on the Stars bench during Monday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Stars announced the forward was conscious and sent to the hospital. The club also indicated Peverley was stabilized shortly after the incident.
As of Tuesday morning, however, there is no update. The Stars tweeted a non-update update Tuesday morning.[tweet https://twitter.com/DallasStars/status/443374349354287104 align=’center’]
Peverley was treated in the hallway behind the bench shortly after collapsing, Dr. Gil Salazar said Monday night. Peverley was given oxygen and an IV, and the medical team gave him chest compressions and used a defibrillator. The veteran forward has a heart condition that caused him to miss the preseason and also kept him out of a game against Columbus last week.
“I had a discussion with the players first,” Stars head coach Lindy Ruff told reporters after the game was postponed. “I addressed (them), just saying a prayer for Rich and thanking God that he was OK and told them that the first thing he asked me was how much time left in the first period? That’s a typical athlete, but there’s not one guy in that room that wants to play hockey right now, and I’m not there to persuade them to play. I don’t want to coach a team right now.”
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