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by Paul on 03/12/14 at 02:57 PM ET
from Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas,
Stars forward Rich Peverley will not play again this season and will undergo a procedure to try to regulate his heart rate.
The surgery, which will take place in Cleveland, was originally scheduled for the offseason. The recovery time is a few months.
"His season for participated in hockey is over," said Dr. Robert J. Dimeff, primary care sports medicine director at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Peverley, 31, collapsed on the Stars bench early in Monday's game with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was treated immediately by medical personnel on the scene in the tunnel that leads from the ice to the Stars' dressing room.
Doctors on the scene said Peverley was treated for a cardiac event and that he was defibrillated successfully after one attempt. Peverley was talking as he was transported to UT Southwestern St. Paul Hospital with his wife, Natalie, on Monday, where he has remained undergoing tests.
Dr. Dimeff said that tests that Peverley has undergone have been normal.
added 4:30pm, Video below of Rich Peverley statement at press conference...
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