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Rich Peverley | Winger

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/8/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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It isn't clear yet if Rich Peverley will be able to return or if his career is over.
Stars GM Jim Nill was asked if there's a chance that doctors will tell Peverley to stop at any point and he said: "I'm not sure on that. I think we're all moving day to day and trying to see how far he can push it. We'll have patience with Rich and support him and simply go through the process. So much of it is listening to the doctors and allow them to guide the process." Peverley hasn't been cleared to skate, but he has been permitted to work out. To return to the ice he has to see a cardiologist first to be tested and as of now there's no timeline on that, according to Nill. Sep 18 - 6:24 PM

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Rich Peverley (heart) has not been cleared for skating yet.

The Stars are projected to announce on Thursday what his schedule might be. Peverley's season was ended abruptly in 2013-14 by a cardiac incident when he collapsed on the bench. In the meantime, he is expected to continue to work out off the ice his teammates.
Sep 18 - 12:40 PM

Doctors have cleared Rich Peverley to exercise, but the Dallas forward says he has a few more benchmarks to pass before he's deemed ready to handle the rigors of NHL play again.

"I'm not exactly sure what's going to happen, but I'm hoping to play and it's got to be under the right circumstances. So we'll wait and see and hopefully I can," Peverley said. "To actually clear me to play is a lot of steps down the road, but they did clear me [to exercise]. . . Now it's just slowly taking steps of getting the heart rate higher. My next step will probably be getting off medication that I'm on to control my heartbeat still. Once I'm off of that we'll see what happens in terms of how my heart reacts to no medication and see what happens when it's stressed." Peverley collapsed on the Stars' bench during a March 10 game and was brought back to life by team trainers and doctors.
Source: nhl.com
Jul 12 - 3:16 PM

Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley said he is making progress in his recovery from an irregular heartbeat, but did not confirm whether or not he will able to return to NHL action next season.

Peverley collapsed on the bench during a March 10 game versus Columbus and was brought back to life by team trainers and doctors. "I'm trying to take the steps one at a time and just see what happens," Peverley told Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday. "If I can play, that will be great. If I can't, then I'll deal with that at that time." Peverley has been increasing his workouts in an attempt to raise his heart rate and make a comeback.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 18 - 9:15 PM

According to a source, at least one doctor has said that Rich Peverley could play next season.

Andy Strickland reported the news on his Twitter feed. "The first main thing is I'm going to have to do testing with getting my heart rate up, and then we'll go from there," said Peverley when he spoke to the media in late April. "I'm not sure when that will be, but that will be the first thing." He's optimistic about his chances after undergoing heart surgery on Mar. 19, but he still has some lingering doubts about his status.
May 26 - 12:06 PM

Rich Peverley isn't sure if he'll be able to play again, but he's trying to stay upbeat about it.

"There are a lot of unknowns still," he said. "I'm optimistic ... We'll have to wait and see. I'm literally taking it day to day." Peverley has not pushed his heart rate up yet even though he has been skating and helped with some team practices. He has been wearing a monitoring device since having ablation surgery and he's been following the protocols that his doctors set.
Apr 30 - 9:21 AM

Rich Peverley skated on Thursday for the first time since undergoing heart surgery on Mar. 19, saying his goal is to play again this season.

The Stars tweeted that Peverley will take his time in deciding whether to return or not. Peverley collapsed on the bench on Mar. 10 and was clinically dead, but was luckily revived by Stars' medical staff and a defibrillator on site. There is certainly no rush for the 31 year-old's return, but it is reassuring to hear he is lacing up the skates.
Mar 28 - 7:42 PM

Rich Peverley had an abnormal heart rhythm corrected with surgery on Tuesday.

Peverley is scheduled to return to Dallas on Thursday after being released from the Cleveland Clinic. He collapsed during Dallas' game on March 10 because of a cardiac event. "He will be monitored closely and may require further treatment," Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill said. "There is no decision being made at this time on his ability to return to hockey participation."
Mar 19 - 3:20 PM

The March 10th Columbus Blue Jackets-Dallas Stars game has been postponed to April 9.

Nathan Horton's goal will count, as will assists for Matt Calvert and James Wisniewski. All other statistics from that game will be removed, as the contest will begin with a 20-minute first period. It's unclear how those points may be applied in fantasy leagues.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 16 - 6:46 PM

Rich Peverley visited the Stars' practice facility on Thursday morning after he was released from the hospital on Wednesday night.

He gave his teammates an emotional lift to see him back on his feet. "I think it means a lot," coach Lindy Ruff said of Peverley's presence. "That camaraderie in the dressing room and the line he plays with, the teammates he sits next to, just to walk back in the facility here and be part of it. For him, this is tough because hockey has been his life and he gets to come and watch practice and I'm pretty sure watching practice wasn't what he had in mind. At the same point, it had to be a real good day for him." He will be assessed over the summer to see if he can continue playing, but he won't play again this year and will have surgery in Cleveland soon.
Mar 13 - 4:00 PM

The season-ending heart procedure that Rich Peverley will undergo was something he's been planning to do for a while.

The only difference is that Peverley's original plan was to wait until after the Dallas Stars' campaign was over. Peverley had been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat during training camp and he collapsed while on the bench during Monday's game due to what was called a cardiac event. Dr. Robert Dimeff said that Peverley's status beyond the 2013-14 campaign is still unclear.
Source: USA Today
Mar 12 - 4:58 PM

Rich Peverley (heart) will not be available for the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign.

Peverley collapsed on the Dallas bench on Monday due to a cardiac event. He was hospitalized and is now in stable condition. However, he needs to have a procedure done on his heart.
Mar 12 - 3:40 PM

Rich Peverley is resting comfortably while he undergoes testing to determine the cause of his cardiac event Monday night.

Peverley was hospitalized after collapsing while on the Stars' bench during the first period of Thursday's game. The contest was postponed and Peverley was hospitalized. In a statement, Stars GM Jim Nill said that part of what Peverley's doctors are doing right now is looking for a long-term solution to this problem. "Rich has been communicating with his teammates and friends," Nill said. "He is extremely grateful for all of the prayers and support that he's received from fans and friends alike." The Stars will hold a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the latest on Peverley's condition.
Mar 11 - 12:49 PM

Rich Peverley (heart) is in stable condition in hospital after collapsing in the first period at the Dallas bench.

"He was brought back to the hallway for treatment, where we treated him for a cardiac event, successfully treated with standard therapy," said Dr. Gil Salazar, one of the doctors who treated Peverley. "As soon as we treated him, he regained consciousness. He was alert and awake talking to us after the event and quickly transported to the hospital. At this point, I was able to talk to him in the back of the ambulance, and he was able to tell me where he was and he actually wanted to get back in the game. We provided 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." Peverley has had heart issues this season and missed all training camp and a couple of games this season with his heart problem.
Mar 11 - 5:44 AM

Dallas' Fox TV is reporting that Rich Peverley is conscious.

This is great news as Peverley collapsed at the bench, six-and-a-half minutes into the first period. The Stars players on the bench noticed it immediately and started slamming their sticks on the boards and yelling to get the attention of the on-ice officials and medical staff. The game is now in a delay and the NHL office in Toronto will make the decision as to whether or not to continue the game. Peverley had a heart condition during training camp and missed a game last week with a heart issue.
Mar 10 - 9:15 PM

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