NHL notebook: Stars' Peverley stabilized after heart scare
• Stars forward Rich Peverley was underwent heart tests Tuesday to determine what triggered his collapse during a game. He has company in the hospital. Teammate Alex Chiasson was being treated after becoming despondent about Peverley's plight. “He was shaken by the whole event,” coach Lindy Ruff said. Peverley collapsed on the bench Monday night during the first period of the Stars' home game against Columbus. He was rushed to the depths of the arena, where he was treated for a “cardiac event,” and the game was postponed. Peverley, 31, in stable condition, was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in training camp and underwent a procedure then. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma agreed with the postponement. “I thought they did the right thing. They got the attention to Rich and his situation, and they stopped the game. I can't imagine having gone on and played after that point in time.”
• Avalanche forward P.A. Parenteau will miss at least four weeks with a right knee injury. He suffered a sprained MCL during a mid-ice collision early in an overtime against Winnipeg on Monday. The Avalanche also are missing forward Paul Stastny because of a balky back. He's expected to be out Wednesday.
• General managers may be nearing recommendations on rule changes but believe there is little need for significant action. By Wednesday — the third day of the meetings — a number of proposals could up for consideration. Two key items concern rules regarding overtime and the faceoffs. The overtime rule might see each team switch ends necessitating longer line changes. The suggestion of teams going 3 on 3 rather than 4 on 4 for OT had little traction. Another tweak could result in the ice being cleaned before overtime. As of now, the ice is not treated.
• Sabres wing Chris Stewart , acquired in a deal that sent Ryan Miller to the Blues, likely is out for the season after suffering a lower-body injury.
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