Peverley went down on the bench early in a game against Columbus on March 10 and had to be revived by medical personnel at the arena. He spent a couple of days in the hospital before going to Cleveland for a procedure to try to correct his heart condition, called atrial fibrillation.
The condition was diagnosed in training camp last year, and Peverley chose medication and a quicker return over undergoing the procedure and missing several months. He played most of the season with no issues before the condition flared up about a week before his collapse.
Peverley, who wears a heart monitor on his waist at all times, found a way to contribute late in the season and in the playoffs by offering insights from the press box and giving teammates tips on faceoffs during off days.
"Just being able to help out with the team somehow, it felt like I was accomplishing something," Peverley said.
The Stars acquired Peverley and leading scorer Tyler Seguin from Boston in an offseason trade. Peverley has a year left on his contract.
"We’ll wait for the doctors," Nill said. "They’ve got medical things they have to take care of. Once we kind of figure that out, I think we’ll sit down with Rich and kind of decide the game plan moving forward from there."