Blues Jay Bouwmeester collapses on bench with cardiac issue

Rushed to hospital, game postponed

February 12, 2020
Jay Bouwmeester

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St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the ice after suffering a cardiac episode during the first period of his team's game against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night, compelling the teams to postpone the game. The AP reports that a defibrillator was used to revive the 36-year-old Bouwmeester, who'd just finished a shift on the ice before collapsing on the bench. He was quickly transported to an Anaheim-area hospital, where he was undergoing tests on Wednesday morning.