Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Shaken Chiasson hospitalized after incident
By Dave Luecking
Special to ESPNDallas.com
Stars right winger Alex Chiasson, 23, was hospitalized in Dallas as a result of the situation surrounding Rich Peverley.
According to coach Lindy Ruff, the Peverley incident hit Chiasson especially hard from an emotional standpoint, so Chiasson went to the hospital while the rest of the team traveled to St. Louis on Monday night for Tuesday's game against the Blues.
“He wasn’t doing good; a lot of anxiety associated with what happened last night,” said Ruff, who witnessed the life-saving measures performed on Peverley in a tunnel behind the bench Monday night, of Chiasson. “He was shaken by the whole event, emotionally shaken. He wasn’t doing very well, so we thought it best to get him under some care.
“That was an event that a lot of players handled, I thought, really good. Alex and some guys that are more emotional were really stressed by it.”
Ruff said he would check in with both players when the team returns to Dallas after the game Tuesday.
The Stars called up forward Chris Mueller and Colton Sceviour from the Texas Stars for the game tonight. They flew into St. Louis on Tuesday morning.