Blues' Bouwmeester undergoes successful surgery after cardiac episode
St. Louis defenceman collapsed on bench during game on Tuesday
The St. Louis Blues announced Friday that defenceman Jay Bouwmeester underwent a successful Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) procedure at UC Irvine Medical Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Bouwmeester, an Edmonton native, suffered a cardiac episode on the bench during a game against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.
The game was postponed with 7:50 remaining in the first period and is expected to be made up at a later date.
The Blues said Bouwmeester is under the care of a medical team and will provide an update on his status early next week.
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