Mar 10, 2014, 9:08 PM EDT
Update: The Dallas Stars announced that Rich Peverley has been hospitalized and is conscious after that incident. The NHL is still in the decision-making process regarding a cancellation.
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
Play has been suspended between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Dallas Stars on Monday as Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench tonight (follow this link for video).
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
Stars players were going crazy to get the game stopped, and it appeared a player was carried up the tunnel. The doors were then closed.—
Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) March 11, 2014
No announcement has yet been made regarding whether or not the game will be postponed to a later date. It’s also unclear what might be ailing the 31-year-old forward, although Lindy Ruff announced that he’ll be “OK.”
Good news. Lindy Ruff comes out of the hall way and says Rich Peverley is going to be ok—
Daren Millard (@darenmillard) March 11, 2014
The Dallas Morning News noted that Peverley was recently sidelined with cardiac issues, but it’s not official if that might be the cause of his problems at this time. This is what Ruff said about Peverley’s irregular heartbeat on March 6; note that he missed all of the preseason and the season-opener with such issues.
“It was the same thing,” Ruff said. “He’s been monitoring it the whole year and this might have been the first or second time it’s come around, but it’s something he has to deal with and it’s something that obviously we’re aware of.”
That DAL medical staff moved very quickly. Very impressive, thankfully—
Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 11, 2014
This post will be updated when more information is made available.
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