Blue Jackets-Stars game under delay after Stars F Rich Peverley collapses on bench

by Mar 10, 9:03 PM
Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports

During the first period of a Monday night game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Dallas Stars, Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the Stars bench and was rushed off of the ice by trainers. The game was halted for several minutes, and the arena was dead silent.

Eventually both teams exited by way of the visitors entrance, with the game delayed at 13:37 of the first period.

Peverley underwent a procedure to fix an irregular heartbeat in September. That procedure caused him to miss much of the preseason. Peverley's issues resurfaced last week and caused him to miss a game.

UPDATE: Good news from Stars head coach Lindy Ruff, who told reporters that Peverley is going to be okay.

Here's video from the harrowing scene on the Dallas Stars bench:

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