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Well-wishers flood Rich Peverley, Stars via Twitter after collapse, 'cardiac event'

Posted by Obnoxious Boston Fan  March 10, 2014 09:45 PM

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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.

Peverley was traded to Dallas on July 4 along with Tyler Seguin in the deal that brought Loui Eriksson to Boston. He missed time with Dallas earlier this season because of an irregular heartbeat.

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.

The Bruins joined many teams in offering their support.

As did the Celtics.

Plenty of other teams showed their concern, as well.

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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