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Dallas Stars Game Against Columbus Blue Jackets Postponed After Rich Peverley Collapses on Bench

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The Stars winger collapsed early in the first period.

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The Dallas Stars game against the Columbus Blue Jackets was postponed after Rich Peverley collapsed on the Stars bench.

Peverley, who has missed a pair of games this season while dealing with atrial fibrillation, was carried down the tunnel between the two benches by the Stars training staff about six and a half minutes into the first period. The players alerted the referees on the ice to the problems. and play was stopped.

The Stars and Blue Jackets both left the ice through the visitor's entrance while Peverley was being attended to.

After about 15 minutes of agonizing waiting, the Stars had an official update.

Prayer or good thoughts are appropriate. All of ours are with Peverley and his family right now. Conscious is good. Okay is good. But this whole situation is still just horrific.

The game is still in a state of delay. We will let you know as soon as any word comes down.

ETA: The game has officially been postponed. That's the right decision for everyone right now. It will resume at a later date.

Here are a few more recent updates on Peverley's condition.

And here is the official NHL statement on the game:

Dallas player Rich Peverley is doing well and is in stable condition. He has has been transported to the hospital. 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.

Again, please keep Peverley and his family in your thoughts and prayers.