St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was involved in a medical emergency that postponed the game, and underwent successful surgery. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac incident earlier in the week in a game against Anaheim which was ultimately postponed. After undergoing some testing, the team announced that he has undergone a successful Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) procedure. The procedure is done to restore the heart’s normal rhythm.

Presently, the 36-year-old remains in Anaheim but once he is cleared to be released, he is expected to fly back to St. Louis. The team is expected to provide an update on his status at some point next week but clearly, there is no timetable for his return with the priority at the moment simply being to get healthy again.

Bouwmeester is currently on a one-year, $3.25M contract (plus an additional $250K in bonuses, half of which have been met). With his short-term playing future certainly in question, he seems like a strong candidate to be placed on LTIR which could have St. Louis in the market for extra defensive depth between now and the February 24th trade deadline.

This article first appeared on Pro Hockey Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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1927-MTL
George Hainsworth
1928-MTL
George Hainsworth
1929-MTL
George Hainsworth
1930-BOS
Tiny Thompson
1931-NYA
Roy Worters
1932-CHI
Charlie Gardiner
1933-BOS
Tiny Thompson
1934-CHI
Charlie Gardiner
1935-CHI
Lorne Chabot
1936-BOS
Tiny Thompson
1937-DET
Normie Smith
1938-BOS
Tiny Thompson
1939-BOS
Frank Brimsek
1940-NYR
Dave Kerr
1941-TOR
Turk Broda
1942-BOS
Frank Brimsek
1943-DET
Johnny Mowers
1944-MTL
Bill Durnan
1945-MTL
Bill Durnan
1946-MTL
Bill Durnan
1947-MTL
Bill Durnan
1948-TOR
Turk Broda
1949-MTL
Bill Durnan
1950-MTL
Bill Durnan
1951-TOR
Al Rollins
1952-DET
Terry Sawchuk
1953-DET
Terry Sawchuk
1954-TOR
Harry Lumley
1955-DET
Terry Sawchuk
1956-MTL
Jacques Plante
1957-MTL
Jacques Plante
1958-MTL
Jacques Plante
1959-MTL
Jacques Plante
1960-MTL
Jacques Plante
1961-TOR
Johnny Bower
1962-MTL
Jacques Plante
1963-CHI
Glenn Hall
1964-MTL
Charlie Hodge
1965-TOR
Terry Sawchuk
1965-TOR
Johnny Bower
1966-MTL
Gump Worsley
1966-MTL
Charlie Hodge
1967-CHI
Glenn Hall
1967-CHI
Denis DeJordy
1968-MTL
Rogie Vachon
1968-MTL
Gump Worsley
1969-STL
Jacques Plante
1969-STL
Glenn Hall
1970-CHI
Tony Esposito
1971-NYR
Gilles Villemure
1971-NYR
Ed Giacomin
1972-CHI
Gary Smith
1972-CHI
Tony Esposito
1973-MTL
Ken Dryden
1974-CHI
Tony Esposito
1974-PHI
Bernie Parent
1975-PHI
Bernie Parent
1976-MTL
Ken Dryden
1977-MTL
Michel Larocque
1977-MTL
Ken Dryden
1978-MTL
Michel Larocque
1978-MTL
Ken Dryden
1979-MTL
Michel Larocque
1979-MTL
Ken Dryden
1980-BUF
Bob Sauve
1980-BUF
Don Edwards
1981-MTL
Richard Sevigny
1981-MTL
Michel Larocque
1981-MTL
Denis Herron
1982-NYI
Billy Smith
1983-BOS
Pete Peeters
1984-BUF
Tom Barrasso
1985-PHI
Pelle Lindbergh
1986-NYR
John Vanbiesbrouck
1987-PHI
Ron Hextall
1988-EDM
Grant Fuhr
1989-MTL
Patrick Roy
1990-MTL
Patrick Roy
1991-CHI
Ed Belfour
1992-MTL
Patrick Roy
1993-CHI
Ed Belfour
1994-BUF
Dominik Hasek
1995-BUF
Dominik Hasek
1996-WAS
Jim Carey
1997-BUF
Dominik Hasek
1998-BUF
Dominik Hasek
1999-BUF
Dominik Hasek
2000-WAS
Olaf Kolzig
2001-BUF
Dominik Hasek
2002-MTL
Jose Theodore
2003-NJD
Martin Brodeur
2004-NJD
Martin Brodeur
2006-CAL
Miikka Kiprusoff
2007-NJD
Martin Brodeur
2008-NJD
Martin Brodeur
2009-BOS
Tim Thomas
2010-BUF
Ryan Miller
2011-BOS
Tim Thomas
2012-NYR
Henrik Lundqvist
2013-CBJ
Sergei Bobrovsky
2014-BOS
Tuukka Rask
2015-MTL
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2017-CBJ
Sergei Bobrovsky
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