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Peverley undergoes successful heart surgery

Mar 19, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT

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Just one week after collapsing from a cardiac event during a game, Dallas forward Rich Peverley underwent successful heart surgery on Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

Here’s the statement from Stars GM Jim Nill:

“Rich Peverley underwent successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, March 18. He is currently in normal sinus rhythm.

“He was released from the Cleveland Clinic today and is expected to return to Dallas tomorrow. 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, 31, collapsed midway through the first period of last Monday’s game against Columbus, which the Blue Jackets led 1-0 at the time. The incident came after Peverley missed the preseason and Dallas’ season opener because of a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat — two weeks ago, he’d been briefly held out of action as a precautionary measure because he “felt strange” following a game.

  1. patthehockeyfan - Mar 19, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Good to read that the surgery was successful. I hope this makes him healthy and that he doesn’t have any more heart problems. Get well soon, Rich!

  2. sjsharks66 - Mar 19, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Good news! Hope he comes back 100% healthy.

  3. mcphillthy - Mar 19, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Thoughts and prayers for rich Peverley and family.

  4. blackhawksdynasty - Mar 19, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Who’s the !@#*?! A$$HOLE that’s giving thumbs down for these comments??

    A true coward. What a piece of $h!t

    I hope Peverley recovers fully and stays healthy.

    To the coward: enjoy your eternal stay in hell – you’ve earned it.

    • 7mantel - Mar 19, 2014 at 4:09 PM

      The worlds is full of skel’s ! Coward is right !

      • 7mantel - Mar 19, 2014 at 4:11 PM

        Here’s to quick recovery !

    • js20011041 - Mar 19, 2014 at 4:13 PM

      While I agree that it’s kind of a dick move to thumb down these comments, don’t you think threatening this person with an imaginary punishment of an eternity of unimaginable physical pain and torture is a bit over the top?

      • thesportsjudge - Mar 19, 2014 at 5:40 PM

        Except it is “imaginary.”

    • patthehockeyfan - Mar 19, 2014 at 4:44 PM

      When I saw thumbs down earlier, blackhawks, I thought about making a comment. I think, though, that I would have played exactly into the thumbs-downer’s hand – that’s exactly what he wants: attention. Ignoring him, while requiring patience on your part, makes him invisible and not worth even mentioning. He’s an annoying gnat. Fuggedaboudit.

      • blackhawksdynasty - Mar 19, 2014 at 6:04 PM

        Good point. Perhaps an over the top reactionary comment on my part. My apologies.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 19, 2014 at 5:33 PM

      I up-thumbed the well wishes, but just had to down your response as it was just so silly.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 19, 2014 at 5:35 PM

        To be clear, my DT was to dynasty’s rant.

  5. clarke16 - Mar 19, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Sounds like an ablation. He should be back next season with no complications.

  6. muckleflugga - Mar 19, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    insert smug wishes from agony aunt nancy boys pandering for piece of someone else’s troubles [ …….. ]

    the internet equivalent of a wrought iron fence upon which to dangle teddy bears helium balloons and withering flowers

    ghoul central

    • govtminion - Mar 19, 2014 at 10:16 PM

      You must be a blast at parties.

  7. flyerguy73 - Mar 19, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Glad it went well! Come back soon.

  8. joey4id - Mar 19, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    If he makes a successful return to hockey, then great. Personally I only wish him a full recovery and a healthy life so his daughter can grow up knowing her dad. Hockey is seconds here.

  9. darksidecowboy - Mar 19, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Get better Pevs, the Stars have been tanking lately. More importantly do what’s best for you and the Peverly family. Hopefully your career can continue in Dallas.

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