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Report: Peverley may be able to resume playing career

Rich Peverley

Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley responds to questions during a news conference before the Stars’ NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, Friday, March 28, 2014, in Dallas. Peverley collapsed on the bench during a game earlier this month. He then had surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


Some optimism today regarding the health of Dallas forward Rich Peverley -- per TSN, Peverley could contemplate a possible comeback after missing all of last season due to a cardiac issue.

From Bob McKenzie:

Peverley’s agent Allain Roy said M.D.s suggested Peverley’s implanted defib device may be able to be removed, paving way for possible return

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 13, 2015

Peverley still needs to see more doctors and there would need to be work done with NHL and NHLPA on insurance waiver issues...

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 13, 2015

...but, for now anyway, the story is that some encouraging medical news has Peverley at least looking hard at the possibility of comeback.

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 13, 2015

The 32-year-old hasn’t played in 14 months after collapsing at the bench in a game against Columbus in March of 2014. Shortly after the incident, Peverley underwent a corrective procedure for an irregular heartbeat but was ruled out indefinitely and didn’t play at all in 2014-15, instead helping coach Dallas’ AHL affiliate while contemplating a move into management.