WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 23: Mandy Flemmer, fiance of the Washington Capitals Karl Alzner, helps collect canned food for the Capital Area Food Bank before a NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets on November 23, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images)
I think I'm lucky to be here and you definitely don't take very many things for granted, if you take anything for granted. I definitely put my family and my wife and my close family in perspective, that they're the most important thing in the world. I want to do whatever I can to play hockey, but like I said, under the right circumstances.
— Stars forward Rich Peverley to "The Musers" radio show on The Ticket 1310 AM in Dallas