UPDATE: St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong has provided the following update on the condition of Jay Bouwmeester:
Statement from Doug Armstrong: pic.twitter.com/5xoA9cdnQ5— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) February 12, 2020
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.
Due to the medical emergency involving Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, tonight’s game will be postponed and made up at a later date. The Ducks and Blues thank you for your understanding.— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) February 12, 2020
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.
Reports are that Bouwmeester is awake and headed to the hospital. Amazing news.— Anaheim Calling Lafreniere for Help (@AnaheimCalling) February 12, 2020
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.