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Stars' Peverley collapses during Monday game; game postponed

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Monday night's Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets NHL game at American Airlines Center has been postponed following the collapse of Stars forward Rich Peverley.

Peverley collapsed on a bench nearly halfway through the first period and was immediately carried away down the center ice tunnel by trainers from both teams.  

A UT-Southwestern doctor told the media at the AAC that Peverley was treated for a "cardiac event." The Stars announced Peverley is conscious, was taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition, resting comfortably.

He will be closely evaluated in the coming days.

Peverley missed the start of the season because of a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, a condition diagnosed during a training camp physical.

When the incident occurred on Monday, players banged sticks and yelled out for help, with play stopped immediately after the outcry. Both teams waited for updates on the ice before eventually being sent to the locker rooms by the referees.

Stars coach Lindy Ruff told reporters he was able to briefly speak with Peverley before he went to the hospital. Ruff said Peverley asked how much time was left in the period and if he could get back into the game.

"This is obviously a very traumatic thing for all of us," said Stars President Jim Lites at a press conference after the incident.

The NHL has not said when the game will be made up.

The Associated Press contributed to this story. 

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