Stars’ Rich Peverley Heart Surgery at Cleveland Clinic

The Canadian professional ice hockey player with Dallas Stars – Rich Peverley fans applaud Rich Peverley, standing middle, during a first-period time out during action over the Calgary Flames.

Peverley had heart surgery to correct the heart condition that led him to collapse on the bench during a March 10, 2014 game over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Stars general manager Jim Nill released the following statement Wednesday:

According to the sources -“Rich Peverley underwent successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, March 18. He is presently in normal sinus rhythm. He was released from the Cleveland Clinic today and is expected to return to Dallas tomorrow.

He will be checked intimately and may need further treatment. There is no decision being made at this time on his ability to return to hockey participation.” Peverley will not play again this season. His heart issue, atrial fibrillation, is a form of cardiac arrhythmia. His procedure is aimed at regulating his heart rate and recovery will take at least a few months.

The game over the Blue Jackets, which Columbus led 1-0, was postponed and rescheduled for April 9, 2014.

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