Former Boston Bruins center Rich Peverley was "successfully" treated "for a cardiac event" after he collapsed on the bench during the Dallas Stars game against Columbus Monday night.
Monday's game was postponed and a decision on its conclusion will determined at a later date, the team said.
With play going on during the first period, players on the Stars bench pleaded for help and for play to stop after Peverley collapsed. Immediately, the medical staff was on the scene and rushing Peverley down the tunnel.
According to the team's Twitter feed and Dr. Gil Salazar, "Peverley was aware of where he was when became conscious and wanted to get back in to the game."
"First thing Rich asked me when I spoke to him - 'How much time left in the period'. You know, typical athlete," said Stars Coach Lindy Ruff. "When he dropped. It was red alert. Don't worry about the game. It was about getting the doctors."
Scary stuff for sure.
Well wishes for Peverely and the Stars filled Twitter after news of his incident.
Marc Savard, whose head injuries led the Bruins to deal for Peverley in 2011, shared the sentiments of all Bruins past and present.
Thinking about the Peverley family on this tough night— marc savard (@MSavvy91) March 11, 2014
The Bruins joined many teams in offering their support.
The thoughts and prayers of the Bruins organization are with Rich Peverley and the @DallasStars ^CS— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 11, 2014
As did the Celtics.
Plenty of other teams showed their concern, as well.
Our thoughts are with Rich Peverley and the @DallasStars organization. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) March 11, 2014
We join the rest of the hockey community in sending our thoughts and prayers to Rich Peverley, his family and the @DallasStars organization.— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) March 11, 2014
@NHLDevils Thank you.— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 11, 2014
Our thoughts are with Rich Peverley and the @DallasStars. Hoping he makes a speedy recovery.— Washington Capitals (@washcaps) March 11, 2014
The feeling is universal: "Get well soon, Pevs."
And the fact he wanted back in the game after suffering his 'cardiac event?'
Well, what else would you expect from a hockey player?
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