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Rich Peverley | Winger

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/8/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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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

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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

Dallas forward Rich Peverley reportedly collapsed while sitting on the Dallas Stars bench during Monday's game against Columbus.

Peverley has a history of heart troubles and was actually forced to miss a game last week due to a recurrence of an irregular heartbeat so our prayers are with him during this scary incident. We'll pass along updates to his condition as they become available.
Mar 10 - 9:00 PM

Rich Peverley earned two assists in Dallas' 6-1 destruction of Vancouver on Thursday night.

He missed Tuesday's game in Columbus with an irregular heartbeat, but he skated on the top line versus the Canucks. He helped set up goals by linemates Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin in the first period.
Mar 7 - 9:51 AM

Rich Peverley missed Tuesday's game because of a recurrence of the irregular heartbeat he had before the start of the 2013-14 campaign.

"He's been monitoring it the whole year and this might have been the first or second time it's come around," coach Lindy Ruff said. "But it's something he has to deal with, and it's something that obviously we're aware of." He's fine now though and it looks like he'll play on the top line against Vancouver on Thursday.
Mar 6 - 5:39 PM

Rich Peverley won't be available on Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury.

Dallas called up Chris Mueller as a result. Peverley has seven goals and 27 points in 60 games this season.
Mar 4 - 12:21 PM

Rich Peverley found the back of the net in Dallas' 3-0 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Peverley has recorded at least a point in four of his last five contests. He has seven goals and 25 points in 51 games this season. He also won eight-of-10 faceoffs on Saturday to bring his winning percentage up to 59.9 in 2013-14.
Jan 26 - 9:45 AM

Rich Peverley skated on the first line during Wednesday's practice.

He joined top guns Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, which bumped rookie Valeri Nichushkin to the second line alongside Cody Eakin and Erik Cole. Peverley has generated five assists in his last four outings and his promotion adds significantly to his fantasy value.
Jan 9 - 11:14 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Cody Eakin
3Shawn Horcoff
4Vernon Fiddler
5Dustin Jeffrey
6Travis Morin
LW1Jamie Benn
2Erik Cole
3Ray Whitney
4Antoine Roussel
RW1Alex Chiasson
2Valeri Nichushkin
3Colton Sceviour
4Chris Mueller
5Rich Peverley
6Ryan Garbutt
D1Alex Goligoski
2Trevor Daley
3Sergei Gonchar
4Brenden Dillon
5Jordie Benn
6Aaron Rome
7Kevin Connauton
8Patrik Nemeth
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Tim Thomas