Dallas Stars: Rich Peverley undergoes successful heart surgery

Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill said Wednesday that forward Rich Peverley had surgery Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic to correct an abnormal heart rhythm.

“Rich Peverley underwent successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, March 18,” Nill said in a statement. “He is currently in normal sinus rhythm. He was released from the Cleveland Clinic today and is expected to return to Dallas tomorrow. He will be monitored closely and may require further treatment. There is no decision being made at this time on his ability to return to hockey participation.”

The 31-year-old Peverley collapsed on March 10 as he skated to the bench in the first period of the Stars’ game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

No decision has been made whether Peverley will play hockey again.

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