Rich Peverley of Dallas Stars undergoes successful heart surgery

Wednesday March 19th, 2014

Rich Peverley of the Dallas StarsRich Peverley thanked the Stars and his family for their support during his ordeal. (Tim Sharp/AP)

By Allan Muir

Good news today out of Dallas, where Stars GM Jim Nill revealed that forward Rich Peverley "underwent successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm at the Cleveland Clinic" on Tuesday afternoon.

"He is currently in normal sinus rhythm," Nill said. "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."

Peverley is out for the season after suffering a cardiac event on the bench during a game between the Stars and the Blue Jackets on Mar. 10. Nill says "no decision" has been made on any potential return to hockey in the future.

The game was postponed after the incident and has since been rescheduled for Apr. 9.

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