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Golden Knights fans sign 'Get Well Soon' banner for Bouwmeester

In first game since defenseman suffered cardiac episode, Vegas shows its support

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

The St. Louis Blues played their first game since defenseman Jay Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode on the team's bench Tuesday.

In a show of solidarity, the host Vegas Golden Knights put out a large "Get Well Soon" banner for fans to sign for Bouwmeester.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: Fans: join us in sending @StLouisBlues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester our best wishes by writing him a message outside sections 11 & 12 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/gI6himVW5K

The banner read "Get Well Soon, Jay!" and had a large picture of Bouwmeester on the left side. The rest of the space was reserved for fans' well wishes.

The finished product was proudly displayed by the Golden Aces, the Golden Knights dance team during the game.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: At the end of the day, we���re all one big hockey family 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/u16rzrQMPu

The Blues responded to the thoughtful gesture on Twitter.

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: Respect 👏

Bouwmeester is "doing very well" after undergoing tests on Wednesday to determine the cause of his collapse, according to Blues GM Doug Armstrong.

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