Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the team’s bench due to a cardiac episode early in St. Louis’ Tuesday highway activity in opposition to the Anaheim Ducks, prompting the activity to be postponed.
Bouwmeester regained consciousness after the incident and was transported to a nearby healthcare facility.
The sport, tied 1-1 with 7:50 remaining in the to start with interval, was halted and will be made up at a afterwards date.
Blues basic supervisor Doug Armstrong later issued a assertion:
“With 7:50 remaining in the 1st period of our sport tonight, Jay Bouwmeester experienced a cardiac episode and collapsed on our bench following finishing his shift. Luckily, with the fast reaction of our medical trainers, Anaheim medical trainers and their crew medical professionals, they were equipped to stabilize Jay.
“He was inform and relocating all of his extremities as he was transported to UC Irvine Healthcare Middle. At this time, Jay is acutely aware and notify as he undergoes even more tests by Anaheim’s medical professionals. We will update Jay’s situation on Wednesday morning.”
During a split in the recreation action, Bouwmeester was on the St. Louis bench when he slumped down and collapsed to the ground. Blues gamers rushed to get health care staff from both groups, with paramedics also on hand to assistance.
Bouwmeester appeared to have an uneventful change on the ice with very little to no make contact with after the midway position of the first interval. He then went to the bench, where his coronary heart issue happened all through a stoppage in engage in.
Blues radio perform-by-enjoy Chris Kerber told 101 ESPN Radio St. Louis that health care staff “did have to use the paddles on him,” according to the radio station’s site.
Players from both equally teams remaining the ice just after Bouwmeester was stricken.
The crowd at Honda Center later on was updated with a information on the video board that introduced the recreation was postponed owing to Bouwmeester’s “medical crisis.”
The St. Louis Write-up-Dispatch claimed that the Blues had prepared to go away postgame for Las Vegas, but they postponed the vacation to remain in Orange County right away. The Blues are scheduled to participate in the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday.
Adam Henrique experienced given the Ducks a 1- guide 5:29 into the match. The Blues tied it on a aim from Ivan Barbashev at 7:17 of the opening period.
Bouwmeester, 36, is in his 17th NHL year, the past 7 1/2 of which have been with St. Louis. He helped the Blues acquire the Stanley Cup final calendar year.
In a 1,240-match career that has integrated stints with the Florida Panthers (2002-03 to 2008-09) and the Calgary Flames (2009-10 to 2012-13), Bouwmeester has 88 objectives and 336 helps. He appeared in all 82 game titles for seven consecutive seasons, from 2005-06 to 2011-12.
This period, Bouwmeester has a person aim and 8 assists in 56 online games. His ordinary of 21 minutes, 34 seconds of ice time for each game ranks third on the Blues.
The Panthers manufactured the Edmonton, Alberta, native the 3rd overall decide on in the 2002 draft.
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