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Jay Bouwmeester collapses on the bench, appears serious - update #2

February 11, 2020, 10:52 PM ET [13 Comments]
Jason Millen
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GM Doug Armstrong issued this statement - "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."


From earlier -
With the Blues and Ducks tied 1-1 and in a tv timeout, Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the Blues bench. Vince Dunn and Alex Pietrangelo immediately called for emergency medical assistance. The panic and concern was very evident on their face.

Jaybo was taken off on a stretcher. The concern on the faces of both teams' players was chilling. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jaybo and his family.

The game has been postponed.

There is video out there of the Jaybo collapsing but I am not posting it her.

*****UPDATE****
Darren Pang reported that Jaybo's eyes were open and acknowledging in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

*****UPDATE #2*******
Per Alex Ferrario -

Update from @chriskerber on @101espn
- His dad is with him at the hospital
- They did have to use the paddles on him
- He was responsive before they took him off to the hospital

Note that video also shows Jaybo getting manual CPR while down at the bench.

I know that myself as well as Blues fans and hockey fans in general want to express thanks to the Blues trainers, the Anaheim Ducks' medical staff, trainers, security, first responders and all others who assisted in providing critical care to Jay Bouwmeester in his time of great distress.

Jammer
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