Members of the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks gather on the ice as Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, who suffered a medical emergency, is worked on by medical personnel during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Blues: Bouwmeester ‘doing very well’ after cardiac episode during game

LAS VEGAS — The St. Louis Blues say defenceman Jay Bouwmeester is “doing very well” after suffering a cardiac episode during a game Tuesday night.

Blues general manager Doug Armstrong gave an update in Las Vegas on Wednesday before their game Thursday against the Golden Knights. He said the Edmonton native is undergoing tests at the UCI Irvine Medical Centre in Anaheim, Calif.

Armstrong added Bouwmeester needed a defibrillator to revive him Tuesday.

Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during the first period of the Blues’ game at Anaheim and was taken to hospital. Armstrong later said the 36-year-old was conscious and alert.

Bouwmeester appeared to be grabbing a drink of water when he began to slowly fall. Emergency medical personnel rushed to the Blues bench. Bouwmeester was skating in his 57th game this season and the 1,241st of his NHL career. He skated 1:20 in his last shift before collapsing and logged 5:34 of ice time in the game.

The game was called off a few minutes later tied 1-1 and will be made up at a later date. Armstrong said Thursday’s game against Vegas will go ahead.

Bouwmeester is in his 17th NHL season. He helped the Blues win the Stanley Cup last season and won an Olympic gold medal with Canada in 2014.

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