- Pierre LeBrun: Stars Rich Peverley has been released from hospital.
- Mark Stepneski of Stars.NHL: (a couple days old) Doctors talk about Rich Peverley’s incident.
“We successfully treated him for a cardiac event with standard therapy,” said Dr. Gil Salazar of UT Southwestern Emergency Medicine. “We provide oxygen for him. We started an IV. We did chest compressions on him and defibrillated him, provided some electricity to bring a rhythm back to his heart, and that was successful with one attempt, which is very reassuring.”
“As soon as we treated him he regained consciousness. He was alert and talking to us after the event and quickly got transported to the hospital. I was actually able to talk to him in the back of the ambulance; he was able to tell me where he was and wanted to get back into the game.”
During training camp it was determined that he had an irregular heartbeat that “quivering of the heart that does not allow him to send blood to places where he needs to, in his brain and heart.”
Peverley had a procedure done in September. Doctors haven’t said what Peverley’s long-term outlook would be.
“Once there’s a cardiac event like this, it becomes a matter of trying to find a cause and addressing it,” said Dr. Salazar. “What this does to the future, it’s hard to say. There are many causes for this and the doctors at UT Southwestern will do extensive testing to rule out major causes of it and address them accordingly.”
- Hope Smoke: Stars GM Jim Nill: “Lehtonen is doing very well. He’s practicing now and will do his baseline tests tomorrow. Hope to be back early next week”
- Mike Heika: Stars Kari Lehtonen (concussion) could start practicing and be ready to play at any time according to coach Lindy Ruff.
- Chuck Gormley: Capitals Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle) skated before practice yesterday, but left the ice before practice started.
- Chuck Gormley: Capitals coach Adam Oates said that Brooks Laich (groin) is day-to-day and will try to manage the pain for the remainder of the season. Grabovski is a ways away.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Tomas Jurco could be out a month a with a broken rib.
“It’s hard to say right now (the time frame); we’ll see how quick it’s going to heal,” Jurco said. “It might be 10 days, it might be a month. I’m a young guy, so hopefully it’s going to heal a little quicker.”
- Adrian Dater: Avs coach Patrick Roy would be “very surprised” if Paul Stastny played tonight.
- Don Brennan: Senators coach Paul MacLean said the Craig Anderson “still has discomfort.”
- Jason Brough of Pro Hockey Talk: Joni Pitkanen hopes to be able to play again.
“I’ve been working with Raleigh Orthopaedic throughout this season with the hope of returning to play hockey. There is no timetable as of now, but I’ve been making progress with my rehab and it remains my goal to resume my professional hockey career. It’s been frustrating to be away from the ice, but I want to thank all of the people who have expressed support throughout the season.”
- Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said there is no change to Dave Bolland’s status. No exact timetable on when he could return to the lineup.
- Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Jonathan Bernier left last night’s game has a “lower-body injury.” Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “All indications are that Bernier’s injury is nothing serious.”
Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: “Haven’t heard anything on Kesler’s injury but it doesn’t look good. Best case is 2-4 weeks and worst case is 4-6”