Bouwmeester 'doing very well' after cardiac episode during game — Blues

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He said the Edmonton native is undergoing tests at the UCI Irvine Medical Centre in Anaheim, Calif. Armstrong said medical personnel used a defibrillator to revive him. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which has many more details about the situation, says Bouwmeester's father was on the trip as part of a "Dads Trip" and accompanied his son to the hospital. They lost 6-5 in overtime Thursday at Las Vegas in their first game since Bouwmeester's collapse.

The Blues, reigning Stanley Cup champions, will update Bouwmeester's next week.

"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", said Blues GM Doug Armstrong. The game was postponed.

During the Blues matchup with the Ducks on Tuesday night, a rather scary scene unfolded in Anaheim.

"Our worst-conditioned athlete is a great athlete, and Jay is at the top of his profession as far as training and taking care of himself", Armstrong said. We FaceTimed (with teammates), [Jay] had an opportunity to see everybody, everybody sent him their wishes. "We went over to the hospital last night, and he was in good spirits".

"It's going to be hard (to play Thursday), but we talked to Jay and he's in good spirits", Pietrangelo said.

Bouwmeester, a first-round pick of the Florida Panthers, held one of the longest ironman streaks in National Hockey League history with 737 consecutive regular-season games played until a lower-body injury in 2014. "And when J-bo is being J-bo it makes all of us feel a lot better".

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