Rich Peverley is “still undecided about his future,” according to what his agent Allain Roy told the Boston Globe.
Back in mid-May, the word was that he could still play, although it sounded like the 33-year-old would need to jump through a few hoops to do so. He’s been sidelined since March 2014 after a frightening “cardiac incident.”
Peverley’s three-year, $9.75 million contract expired this summer, with his salary ending at $3.375 million in 2014-15.
One wonders if a team – whether it be the Dallas Stars or someone else – would want to take on the risk of Peverley suffering from another heart-related issue.
There may be some time until the versatile foward would get an answer, anyway, at least if he doesn’t want to make the retirement call himself. We’re at the point in free agency where many hopefuls are likely pondering the unpleasant thought of training camp tryouts and other late fixes.
The odds seem long, but there’s no shame in Peverley refusing to leave any rock un-turned, either.
(H/T to Puck Daddy.)