DALLAS (AP) - The game between Dallas and the Columbus Blue Jackets was postponed by the NHL on Monday night after Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench during the first period.
Play was halted 6:23 in as Peverley was quickly carried from the bench. A public address announcement was made several minutes later that the 31-year-old Peverley was conscious and taken to a hospital.
''We treated (Peverley) for a cardiac event successfully,'' Dr. Gil Salazar said.
There was no immediate announcement of when the game would be made up. Columbus was leading 1-0.
''Dallas player Rich Peverley is doing well and is in stable condition,'' the NHL said in a statement. ''He 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.''
The Stars conveyed the message to the Blue Jackets that they weren't up for finishing the game on Monday.
''They're shaken and they want to reschedule. We understand that,'' John Davidson, the Blue Jackets president of hockey operations, told Fox Sports Ohio. ''They were shaken to the core.''
Peverley missed the preseason and the season opener because of a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, a condition diagnosed during a training camp physical. He made his Stars debut on Oct. 5 against Washington.
He sat out last week's game at Columbus because of an upper body injury but then played in Dallas' next two games before Monday.
Both teams skated off the ice. The Stars didn't go directly through the tunnel next to their bench, but through a door at the south end of the rink.
The game had been stopped after players from both teams attracted the officials' attention by banging their sticks on the boards and the ice.
''When he dropped, it was red alert,'' Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. ''Don't worry about the game. It was about getting the doctors.''
In 62 games this season before Monday, Peverley had seven goals and 23 assists.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Blackhawks vs. Penguins Pick Two of hockey’s most stories franchises meet up tonight when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Chicago Blackhawks at 7PM ET.
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Blue Jackets Pick Will the Columbus Blue Jackets take care of business at home when they host the New York Rangers tonight at 7PM...
Thumbnail Blues vs. Oilers Pick Will the St. Louis Blues upset the host Edmonton Oilers as a small underdog tonight at...
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Blackhawks Pick Will the Chicago Blackhawks get back to being a winning team when they welcome the New York Rangers to town...
Thumbnail Capitals vs. Predators Pick Will the Nashville Predators stay strong at home when they play host to the Washington Capitals...

NHL Team Pages