St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode and collapsed on the team bench Tuesday evening during the first period of an NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center.
Bouwmeester was suffered the cardiac episode with seven minutes, 50 seconds left in the first period after completing his shift on the ice, Blues President of hockey operations and general manager Doug Armstrong said.
Blues medical trainers and Ducks medical trainers and team physicians were able to stabilize Bouwmeester. He was alert and moving all of his extremities as he was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center, Armstrong said.
Bouwmeester was conscious and alert as he underwent further testing by the Ducks physicians, Armstrong said.
The Blues will update Bouwmeester’s condition Wednesday morning, Armstrong said.
The game was postponed following Bouwmeester’s collapse.
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