National Hockey League game postponed after St. Louis Blues’ Jay Bouwmeester suffers ‘cardiac episode,’ general manager says
“Happily, together using the quick reply of our medical trainers, Anaheim medical professionals and their physicians, they could stabilize Jay,” President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong explained.
Bouwmeester can be seen slumped over on the bench his teammates receive help and until he drops.
He was transported to a hospital, then Bouwmeester was alert and can move his extremities, Armstrong explained. The 36-year-old player is now conscious and undergoing testing, according to the announcement.
Bouwmeester retains the longest streak of consecutive games played by a defenseman in the league’s foundation — playing with 737 matches between 2004 according to his bio on the website of the team.
In 2000, he also represented Canada at only 16 years old, becoming the youngest player in the opportunity.
The Missouri group was playing against the California-based Anaheim Ducks. The match was postponed to a later date, the teams said on Twitter. The NHL said a determination about this game’s date is going to be reached in the future.
“Our thoughts and best wishes are using Jay’s family members and the entire Blues organization during this moment,” the Ducks mentioned on Twitter.