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Stars say Peverley has successful heart surgery

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Rich Peverley has been released from an Ohio hospital after undergoing successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm, just more than a week after the Dallas Stars forward collapsed on the bench during a game.

Stars general manager Jim Nill said Peverley was released from the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday. The surgery was Monday.

Peverley, who is out for the season, is expected to return Thursday to Dallas. He will be monitored closely and may require further treatment.

''There is no decision being made at this time on his ability to return to hockey participation,'' Nill said.

The 31-year-old Peverley was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation before training camp in September and opted for less invasive treatment and medication so he could return sooner.

Peverley was out through the first game of the regular season before playing in 60 consecutive games. A week before he collapsed, he sat out a game in Columbus because he wasn't feeling well.

Doctors said they changed Peverley's medication, and he returned for two more games before collapsing early in the first period against Columbus on March 10. He was released from a Dallas hospital two days later.

The game against the Blue Jackets was postponed with Columbus leading 1-0. It will be replayed April 9 from the beginning with the same score.

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