On Tuesday night, the St. Louis Blues were in Anaheim to take on the Ducks when an extremely scary incident occurred as D Jay Bouwmeester of the Blues suddenly collapsed on the bench.
Thankfully, the Blues players who witnessed Bouwmeester go down quickly called for medical attention and the Ducks medical team was able to get to him immediately.
Following the incident, both teams agreed to postpone the game until a future date.
The Blues have released the following statement regarding Bouwmeester:
“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.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jay!
–Statement courtesy of NHL.com– LINK