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St. Louis Blues vs. Anaheim Ducks game has been postponed

St. Louis defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench in the first period and was taken to the hospital.

NHL: OCT 14 Ducks at Blues Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

UPDATE: St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong has provided the following update on the condition of Jay Bouwmeester:

The Anaheim Ducks and St. Lous Blues have officially postponed Tuesday’s game at Honda Center.

Late in the first period, Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester reportedly collapsed on the bench just after finishing a routine shift on the ice. Blues players immediately signaled for the Ducks medical staff who sprung into action and summoned the emergency paramedics on standby to attend to him.

Both teams returned to their locker rooms once Bouwmeester was carried back down the tunnel and a brief delay ensued before official word came down that the teams had decided to postpone the game. It will be made up at a later date.

As of the current moment, the Ducks broadcast as well as the Blues broadcast is reporting that Bouwmeester is awake and responsive as he heads to the hospital. We will update this article as we receive more information.

This is obviously bigger than the game tonight, so we want to extend our well-wishes to Jay Bouwmeester, his family, and the St. Louis Blues organization, along with our friends at St. Louis Gametime and let them know that we are there for them and keeping them in our thoughts.