Social Media Users #PrayForJayBouwmeester After ‘Cardiac Episode‘ During Hockey Game

Written by Kecia Gayle February 12, 2020
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Social Media Users #PrayForJayBouwmeester After ‘Cardiac Episode’ During Hockey Game

Social media users are currently praying for St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester after he collapsed on the team’s bench during the first period of the Blues’ game yesterday against the Ducks.

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The 36-year-old was rushed to a hospital in Anaheim where he was conscious and alert, according to Blues general manager Doug Armstrong, who shared he was moving his arms and legs as he left the arena.  The game was called off after 12 minutes and has been postponed. In a statement last night, Armstrong further explained:

“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.”

He added,

“Currently, Jay is conscious and alert as he undergoes further testing by Anaheim’s physicians. We will update Jay’s condition on Wednesday morning.”

Social media users along with the hockey community sent tweets of support as word of the scary incident got out through the NHL. Some have encouraged him to take all the time he needs to take care of his health. The game is expected to be made up at a later date.

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