When Peverley collapsed, confusion, concern, relief
MAR 10, 2014 10:45p ET
Both teams are headed through the tunnel. No update yet on exactly what happened.— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 11, 2014
Then came word what had happened.
UPDATE: Rich Peverley has been taken to the hospital an is conscious. The game is still delayed at the moment. That's all we know for now.— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 11, 2014
Jody Shelley on the TV broadcast says Dallas Stars player Rich Peverley "keeled over" on the Stars bench. Describes scene as "somber panic."— Lori Schmidt (@LoriSchmidt) March 11, 2014
A bit less than a half-hour later, the Stars let everyone know that Peverley -- who had been treated for an irregular heartbeat at the beginning of the season -- had suffered a "cardiac event" but was OK.
"We treated [peverley] for a cardiac event successfully." -Dr. Gil Salazar— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 11, 2014
And that stuff about hockey players being tough? It's not just a cliche.
Per Dr. Salazar, Peverley was aware of where he was when became conscious and wanted to get back in to the game.— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 11, 2014
"First thing Rich asked me when I spoke to him- 'how much time left in the period'. You know, typical athlete"-Coach Ruff— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 11, 2014
Our thoughts are with Rich Peverley. Hearing he asked "how much time was left in the period" when he woke up. Hockey players everyone.— LA Kings (@LAKings) March 11, 2014
And everybody was on board with the NHL's decision to postpone the game.
Don't know how you could play after that. Good on NHL. Good on medical staff. Prayers for Peverley.— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) March 11, 2014
Nobody needs to see the Stars/Blue Jackets game finished tonight. We all need to see Rich Peverley back in good health.— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) March 11, 2014