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Stars' Rich Peverley undergoes heart surgery

There was a scary earlier in March when Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench mid-game as a result of his heart condition. He was carried off the bench and attended to and was conscious when he was rushed to the hospital. On Tuesday, Peverley had surgery to correct the irregular heart beat.

From ESPN Dallas:

Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley had successful surgery Tuesday to correct an abnormal heart rhythm at Cleveland Clinic, but no decision has been made about whether he will play hockey again.

Peverley has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season, but his hockey career is still up in the air.

Stars general manager Jim Nill released the following statement on the team’s website:

“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.”

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