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Blues-Ducks Game Postponed After St. Louis's Jay Bouwmeester Suffers 'Cardiac Episode'

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Tuesday's Blues-Ducks game was postponed after St. Louis defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on his team's bench during the first period. The Blues said in a statement that Bouwmeester suffered a "cardiac episode" after completing a shift.

Bouwmeester, who logged 5:34 of ice time in the game, had just cleared the puck and skated off the ice to the bench before collapsing. He was taken off the bench via a stretcher. 

Following the incident, the Ducks tweeted that "there was a medical emergency near the Blues bench. A Blues player was taken into the dressing room, and the game is currently delayed."

They later announced that the game will be postponed entirely and made up at a later date. 

St. Louis said in a statement that Bouwmeester was alert and moving all of his extremities as he was moved to UC Irvine Medical Center. Late Tuesday night, the team reported that Bouwmeester was conscious and alert as he underwent further testing.

On Wednesday afternoon, Blues GM Doug Armstrong said that testing on the veteran defenseman were looking very positive. 

The game was tied 1–1 with 7:50 to go in the first period at the time of the delay. 

The 36-year-old defenseman has recorded nine points this season, scoring one goal and eight assists through 56 games of action.