Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench during Monday’s Dallas Stars-Columbus Blue Jackets game and was taken to the hospital to be treated, and reports say he is currently conscious.
Peverley was diagnosed in training camp with an irregular heartbeat and underwent a procedure for it in September. He collapsed about six minutes into the game after heading to the bench following a shift.
The game between Dallas and Columbus was initially delayed and then postponed.
Here was the statement from the NHL:
“Dallas player Rich Peverley is doing well and is in stable condition. He has has been transported to the hospital. As a result of the emotional state of the players on both teams caused by the medical emergency, the game is being postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank the fans.”
A doctor who treated Peverley said the center wanted to return to the game after being treated.