Rich Peverley has not made a decision about whether to continue as a player, his agent Allain Roy told the Boston Globe on Sunday.
Peverley, who became an unrestricted free agent July 1, last played for the Dallas Stars. He collapsed on the bench during a March 10, 2014, game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at American Airlines Center. The 33-year-old center was diagnosed with and had surgery for an irregular heartbeat during the 2013-14 preseason and had a second procedure nine days after he collapsed. The procedure, a cardiac ablation, fixed structural damage in his heart to correct problems with rhythm (arrhythmia).
Peverley was cleared for off-ice workouts last season. He worked as a volunteer assistant coach for the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League and an eye-in-the-sky helper during Dallas home games. The veteran forward won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 2011, and has 84 goals and 241 points in 442 NHL games with the Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Bruins and Stars.