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Rich Peverley

Dallas Stars Player Collapses During Game

3/10/2014 6:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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5:57 AM PT -- One of the doctors who treated Peverly told the media ... "We treated [him] for a cardiac event successfully."

The doctor continued, "We provide oxygen for him. We started an IV. We did chest compressions on him and defibrillated him, provided some electricity to bring a rhythm back to his heart, and that was successful with one attempt, which is very reassuring. As soon as we treated him, he regained consciousness. He was able to tell me where he was."

Peverley is currently in stable condition 
Dallas Stars player Rich Peverley collapsed while sitting on the bench during a hockey game Monday night .... prompting officials to suspend the game while the 31-year-old was rushed into a tunnel for help. 

So far, Peverley's condition is unknown ... but there's particular concern since he missed the entire preseason  due to a heart condition. 

After Peverley collapsed, both teams went back to the tunnel while officials tried to figure out how to proceed. 

Both teams  were visibly shaken. One player was seen crying. Others were praying. 

Officials at the American Airlines Center say Peverley is conscious and was transported to a nearby hospital. 

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No more sports for him

235 days ago

Stephen Harte    

When someone athletic has a heart condition the only thing to do is consider what helped me. Explained in my book "The Cure for Heart Disease (and Cancer too) by Stephen Harte (available at Kindle Amazon).There is no reason for this man to continue to have the ongoing heart condition. Many very athletic men have been able to overcome it doing what I did that is outlined in my book. But he may have to give up his career, given the emotional stress he has as well as the physical stress he cannot control, as he is in a tough game and must perform.

234 days ago


Totally scary to see the panic on the bench. Prayers for Rich. It ain't worth it pal. It may be time to hang up the skates.

234 days ago

Ross Champion    

Im a huge Stars fan and i was stunned. Even though its known he has a heart condition, being reminded of mortality during a game is shocking

234 days ago


Geez dude, I love hockey and all but its NOT worth your life.

234 days ago

Suzy Q     

He's only 31.

Harding's MS, Letang's stroke, now Peverley's heart attack.


233 days ago

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