Rich Peverley of the Dallas Stars, who has dealt with a heart condition, collapsed on the bench on Monday night and needed immediate medical attention for a cardiac event — but he is conscious and at the hospital.
Peverley was immediately carried down the tunnel by the team’s staff, without a stretcher, with 13:37 remaining in the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Peverley was at the end of Dallas’ bench after a shift. His teammates noticed him in distress and called for help, which came in a matter of seconds.
“When he dropped. It was red alert. Don’t worry about the game. It was about getting the doctors,” coach Lindy Ruff said after the game. After Peverley was removed, both teams headed to the locker room. The game was delayed for several minutes, then postponed.
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