Dallas Stars doctor speaks out about Rich Peverley condition

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Dallas Stars team doctor Dr Gil Salazar has spoken out about the events with Rich Peverley tonight which forced the Stars game with the Columbus Blue Jackets to be called off.

Discussing the events, Salazar claimed: "We treated him for a cardiac event

"He was successfully treated with standard treatment.

"After he was treated he was awake and alert and talking to us."

Dr Salazar even described the scene inside the ambulance on the way to the hospital in which he claimed Peverley wanted to return to the game.

The news came as a relief to Stars and hockey fans everywhere who throughout Monday night flooded Twitter with messages of support for Peverley.

Dr Salazar went on to explain that there are many different reasons why young men may suffer cardiac events and that the doctors will conduct tests in the hope of ruling out the biggest fears in the next few days.

Despite being optimistic and positive about the situation, Dr Salazar stated that there can be no "clear timeline" of recovery or even a return to the ice.

Peverley collapsed while on the bench for the Stars against the Blue Jackets on Monday night with the score at 1-0 to Columbus.

After a 15 minute delay the announcement was made that the game would be called off and played at a later date.

There has been no update from the league or organizations of a date for the fixture to be replayed.

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