Jay Bouwmeester undergoes procedure to restore heart’s normal rhythm

St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester has gone through an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator technique and his standing will be up-to-date next 7 days, the team claimed in a statement Friday.

The course of action restores the heart’s typical rhythm and was accomplished right after Bouwmeester endured a cardiac episode when on the bench all through Tuesday night’s sport in Anaheim, California.

Bouwmeester’s method was carried out in Anaheim, and he will return to St. Louis once his release from the hospital is authorised. Bouwmeester will then be monitored by medical professionals at Barnes-Jewish Healthcare facility and Washington University.

In his 17th NHL period, Bouwmeester ranks second amid active defensemen with 1,241 career online games performed — trailing only Zdeno Chara (1,541) — and is fourth amongst all active players, behind Patrick Marleau (1,709) and Joe Thornton (1,622), as nicely as Chara.

Bouwmeester, a very first-round decide of the Florida Panthers, held one particular of the longest ironman streaks in NHL background with 737 consecutive typical-season online games played right until a decreased-human body personal injury in 2014. He skipped time in 2015-16 with a concussion, and a hip injury ended his 2017-18 time. He played all but four games last year, though, and hasn’t missed a recreation this year.

In April 2019, the Blues signed Bouwmeester to a just one-12 months, $3.25 million deal for this season.

Information from ESPN’s Emily Kaplan and The Connected Press was used in this report.

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