By Lisa Maria Garza
DALLAS (Reuters) - Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley, who collapsed on the team bench during a recent game, is out for the rest of the season and will undergo a procedure to regulate his heart rate, the NHL team said on Wednesday.
Peverley, who will need further testing after his surgery to determine if he can resume his National Hockey League career, was originally scheduled to have the procedure in the offseason but it was bumped up after the recent episode.
Monday's game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas was stopped when Peverley, 31, collapsed during the first period. He was treated immediately by nearby personnel and regained consciousness before being taken to hospital.
The game was eventually postponed with no decision yet regarding its completion.
(Editing by Frank Pingue)