The Blues/Ducks game was postponed tonight. Blues defensemen Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench after just finishing a shift. A stretcher was brought out and Bouwmeester was helped by many medical personnel.
Recently, the Blues posted an update from GM Doug Armstrong on 19’s condition.
“With 7:50 remaining in the first period of our game tonight, Jay Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode and collapsed on our bench after completing his shift. Thankfully, with the quick response of our medical trainers, Anaheim medical trainers and their team physicians, they were able to stabilize Jay. He was alert and moving all of his extremities as he was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center. Currently, Jay is conscious and alert as he undergoes further testing by Anaheim’s physicians. We will update Jay’s condition on Wednesday morning.”
Thoughts and prayers go out to Bouwmeester, his family and the Blues.
Stay tuned for more updates as they become available. Next up for the Blues is the Golden Knights on Thursday.