St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during the first period of Tuesday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks and was stretchered off the ice. The game was postponed, with the score tied 1-1.
The clip of Jay Bouwmeester collapsing on the bench. Hoping for the best possible outcome 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/uAadGoDpz1
— Erik F (@p_thrillis) February 12, 2020
There is a medical emergency on the Blues bench. pic.twitter.com/jnchFrBWoC
— 🦆DucksNPucks🏒(23-26-7) (@DucksNPucks) February 12, 2020
At St. Louis Blues vs. Anaheim Ducks game and a Blues player appeared to need an AED ( automatic emergency defibrillator ) used on him on the bench. Jay Bouwmeester perhaps… Both teams have exited the ice…
— Professor Bender (@ProfHockeyBendr) February 12, 2020
Tonight's game between the @StLouisBlues and @AnaheimDucks has been postponed by the NHL due to a medical emergency that occurred at 12:10 of the first period involving defenseman Jay Bouwmeester. A decision on when the game will be played will be made in the near future.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 12, 2020
According to Fox Sports Midwest’s Darren Pang, Bouwmeester was alert while being taken away in an ambulance to the hospital.
— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) February 12, 2020
Bouwmeester, 36, is a two-time All-Star and won the Stanley Cup with the Blues last season. The Canadian (and gold medal winner for Team Canada in 2014) also has one of the NHL’s longest consecutive games played streaks, at 737 games (from 2004-2014).