//St. Louis Blues Jay Bouwmeester collapses on bench, NHL recreation postponed

St. Louis Blues Jay Bouwmeester collapses on bench, NHL recreation postponed

St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was reportedly taken to the hospital after he collapsed on the bench throughout an NHL recreation in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday night.

Bouwmeester, 36, was acutely aware and alert within the hospital after struggling a cardiac episode, the group mentioned. St. Louis’ radio announcer Chris Kerber mentioned throughout an interview with the group’s flagship station {that a} defibrillator was used.

The 17-year NHL veteran’s teammates instantly referred to as for medical consideration after he slumped over on the bench within the first quarter whereas apparently trying to get a drink of water.

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A defibrillator was close by as he was taken to the hospital, TSN reported.

Dallas Stars' Roope Hintz (24), of Finland, and St. Louis Blues' Jay Bouwmeester (19) chase after a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Dallas Stars’ Roope Hintz (24), of Finland, and St. Louis Blues’ Jay Bouwmeester (19) chase after a free puck through the first interval of an NHL hockey recreation Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Picture/Jeff Roberson)

Bouwmeester was enjoying in his 1,241st recreation this season and has been recognized for his robust skating and conditioning. With the Blues, he gained his first Stanley Cup final 12 months and an Olympic gold medal enjoying for Canada in 2014.

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The Blues tweeted the sport in opposition to the Anaheim Geese might be made up at a later date.

The group is staying in Orange County till they know extra about Bouwmeester’s situation as a substitute of happening to Nevada as deliberate.

The Related Press contributed to this report.