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Blues release statement on condition of Bouwmeester

by St. Louis Blues / Press Release

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong has released the following statement regarding Blues defenseman Jay 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."

UPDATE (Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 4:35 p.m.)

Armstrong held a press conference at the team's hotel in Vegas and said Bouwmeester is doing "very well" and the prognosis is "looking very positive. The entire press conference if available below.

Video: Armstrong provides update on Bouwmeester's condition

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