Stars center Peverley has successful heart surgery
MAR 19, 2014 4:20p ET
Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley had surgery on Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic to correct an abnormal heart rhythm, a procedure which was successful.
"He is currently in normal sinus rhythm. He was released from the Cleveland Clinic today and is expected to return to Dallas tomorrow," Stars general manager Jim Nill said in a statement. "He will be monitored closely and may require further treatment. There is no decision being made at this time on his ability to return to hockey participation."
Peverley is nine days removed from a cardiac event during the first period of a game with the Columbus Blue Jackets at American Airlines Center.
The veteran center collapsed on the Dallas bench after a shift 5:50 into that game. In a span of 14 seconds, he was taken to a hallway behind the Stars bench, where he was given oxygen, an IV and CPR before being revived.
Peverley was then transported to a local hospital. He appeared at a press conference at the hospital alongside doctors last Wednesday, reading a prepared statement and shaking hands with those doctors before departing.
His season with the Stars is over and his future with the club and in the game remains uncertain.