Rich Peverley collapse Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley collapsed Monday night due to a "cardiac event" and the Stars-Blue Jackets game had to be postponed. Credit: Getty Images

Former Bruins center and current Dallas Star Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench in the first period of a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night and the incident was so traumatic that the Stars and Blue Jackets did not finish the game.

Peverley reportedly suffered a "cardiac event" and is "doing well."

"Dallas player Rich Peverley is doing well and is in stable condition," the NHL said in a statement. "As a result of the emotional state of the players on both teams caused by the medical emergency, the game is being postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank the fans."


"We treated (Peverley) for a cardiac event successfully," Dr. Gil Salazar of UT Southwestern Hospitals said, according to ESPN. "We provide 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 had a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat prior to the start of the 2013-14 season.

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