Rich Peverley Has Successful Heart Surgery, Is Released From Hospital


The Dallas Stars say Rich Peverley has undergone successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm, just more than one week after the forward collapsed on the bench during a game.

Stars general manager Jim Nill said Peverley was released from the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday, one day after surgery.

Peverley is expected to return Thursday to Dallas. He will be monitored closely and might require further treatment.

Peverley, 31, chose less invasive treatment after an irregular heartbeat was diagnosed during training camp.

Nill said there is “no decision being made at this time” on if Peverley will play hockey again. The former Boston Bruin is out this season.

Peverley collapsed during the first period March 11 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The game was postponed and will be made up April 9.

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