Former Bruin Peverley Collapses During Game in Dallas

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    DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 05: Rich Peverley #17 of the Dallas Stars warms up prior to a game against the Washington Capitals on October 5, 2013 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Anthony Vence/Getty Images)

    Former Boston Bruin center Rich Peverley collapsed during a hockey game in Dallas yesterday.

    Peverley, who is now on the Dallas Stars, collapsed on the bench during the first period of the Dallas vs. Columbus Blue Jackets game.
    Play was halted 6:23 in as Peverley was quickly carried from the bench.


    A public address announcement was made several minutes later that the 31-year-old Peverley was conscious and taken to a hospital.

    There was no immediate announcement of when the game would be made up. Columbus was leading 1-0.

    The Stars conveyed the message to the Blue Jackets that they weren't up for finishing the game.

    Peverley missed the preseason and the season opener because of a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, a condition diagnosed during a training camp physical. He made his Stars debut on Oct. 5 against Washington.

    He sat out last week's game at Columbus because of an irregular heartbeat.

    Peverley spent three seasons with the Bruins, from 2010 to 2013 and was part of the Stanley Cup winning team in 2011.

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