NHL sets new date for suspended Stars game

Rich Peverley

Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

A view of the ice after the game between the Dallas Stars and the Columbus Blue Jackets is postponed during the first period due to center Rich Peverley collapsing on the bench at the American Airlines Center on March 10. 2014. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)




Posted on March 16, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 16 at 6:30 PM

April 9 is the date that the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets will resume play in a March 10 game that was suspended by a medical emergency involving Stars player Rich Peverley.

Columbus was leading 1-0 when that contest at the American Airlines Center in Dallas was halted at 6:23 in the first period.

The NHL announced Sunday that the March 10 game will be played in Dallas at 7:30 p.m. and will begin with the Blue Jackets retaining their 1-0 lead. The teams, however, will play for a full 60 minutes.

The league said it mirrored its decision on what happened following another medical emergency at a game in 2005 between the Detroit Red Wings and the Nashville Predators.

April 9 was originally the first of a two-day stretch with no games on the schedule for the Stars. They will be at home on April 8 to play the Predators and again on April 11 for the final regular season home game against the St. Louis Blues.

The Stars' regular season ends on Sunday, April 13 with a game in Phoenix against the Coyotes.

Dallas is hoping to remain among the top 8 teams in the Western Conference to earn a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in five long seasons.