The Dallas Stars have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs and are already looking towards the 2014-15 season. One of the big questions is whether 31-year-old Rich Peverley will be back in the mix after collapsing on the bench due to a heart issue back on March 11.
"There are a lot of unknowns still,” Peverley told the Dallas News. “I’m optimistic…We’ll have to wait and see. I’m literally taking it day to day. The first main thing is I’m going to have to do testing with getting my heart rate up, and then we’ll go from there,” he said. “I’m not sure when that will be, but that will be the first thing.”
Tyler Seguin has played with Peverley throughout the course of his four-year career, and certainly hopes to see him back on the ice with the Stars.
“It’d be amazing,” Seguin said. “Obviously, it’s something that will always be hard for me to talk about. He’s been my stall mate for four years and to see what I saw. He’s a guy that works really hard away from the rink, I can see him coming back but obviously I don’t know what will happen.”
Speaking of Peverley's stall, the cowboy hat that was handed out to the top performer in each game this season has been placed there, in the hopes that he will be able to earn it once again.