NHL game postponed after player collapses

DALLAS (USA Today) -- The remainder of the Columbus Blue Jackets-Dallas Stars game was postponed after Dallas' Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench with a "cardiac event" during the first period.

The public address announcer said that Peverley had been taken to the hospital and was conscious. The league later said that he was "doing well and is in stable condition."

Stars players began calling for a paramedic with 6:23 gone in the game, and Peverley was rushed off the bench. He had played 2 minutes, 35 seconds in the game and had just returned from a shift.

"When he dropped, it was red alert," coach Lindy Ruff told reporters after the game. "Don't worry about the game. Don't worry about anything else. Just turn around and scream for a doctor."


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