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Rich Peverley wanted to go back into game after collapsing

Rich Peverley StarsHow dedicated to his Dallas Stars is Rich Peverley? So dedicated that he wanted to go back into the game after collapsing in the first period of the Stars’ game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.

Peverley, who has been treated for an irregular heartbeat, collapsed about six minutes into the game after playing a shift. Dr. Gil Salazar, who treated him, says the center was aware of where he was and wanted to go back into the game.

As if that weren’t enough, Stars coach Lindy Ruff says Peverley was asking him about the game when they first talked.

[Video: Rich Peverley collapses on bench, gets immediate help]

“First thing Rich asked me when I spoke to him- ‘how much time left in the period’. You know, typical athlete,” said Ruff in a press conference after the game was postponed.

We’ll take these two items to mean that Peverley is doing well. He’s currently in stable condition.



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