The Dallas Stars forward won't know for a while whether his health will allow him to continue his career.
Peverley said Friday his recovery is "going to take time" in his first meeting with reporters since collapsing on the bench during a game March 10 because of an irregular heartbeat.
The 31-year-old Peverley said he skated Thursday for the first time since the incident. That was 10 days after he underwent a procedure in Cleveland designed to correct his condition. He won't play again this season.
Peverley said he remembered everything from before and after he lost consciousness against Columbus. The game was postponed and will be played April 9.
It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.
— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings