Stars’ Peverley working out but not back on ice

Rich Peverley (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

FORT WORTH, Texas — Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley is doing off-ice workouts but still is unable to skate with the team six months after an irregular heartbeat led to him collapsing on the bench during a game.

General manager Jim Nill says doctors will continue to monitor Peverley, who was with the team Friday for the start of training camp.

Nill said Peverley has improved but still needs clearance from other doctors before he can take the next step and get back on the ice. Nill expects the situation to be week to week, and says the team isn’t going to rush the player.

Peverley’s irregular heartbeat was diagnosed during training camp last year. He collapsed during a game March 10, and had surgery the following week to correct an abnormal heart rhythm.

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