Player Collapses During Blue Jackets Game
Monday night's game between the Dallas Stars and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets was called off in the first period after Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench.
Play was halted 6:23 into the game as Peverley was carried from the bench. A public address announcement was made several minutes later that the 31-year-old Peverley was conscious and taken to the hospital.
Dr. Gil Salazar said Peverley was successfully treated for a cardiac event. The NHL issued a statement saying Peverley was in stable condition and doing well.
Peverley missed the start of the season because of a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, a condition diagnosed during a training camp physical.
There was no immediate announcement of when the game would be made up. Columbus was leading 1-0.