Bouwmeester announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday, Pierre LeBrun of the Athletic reports.
Bouwmeester's 2019-20 season came to an abrupt end Feb. 11, 2020, when he suffered a cardiac episode on the bench during a game against the Ducks and was rushed to the hospital. The 37-year-old blueliner eventually had an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator placed in his chest to help prevent a recurring issue. Bouwmeester won't return to the NHL, telling Lebrun that he looks forward to spending time with his family. The 2002 third-overall pick played 1,240 games and posted 88 goals and 336 assists, adding another 13 points over 75 postseason contests.
General manager Doug Armstrong relayed that Bouwmeester (chest) won't play for the rest of the regular season or playoffs, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Bouwmeester had an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator placed in his chest after a scary incident on the bench Feb. 11 in Anaheim. He's been placed on LTIR and won't return to the lineup this season. In a shared press conference with the GM, Bouwmeester relayed that he is still undergoing medical tests and hasn't made any final decisions about his hockey career.
Bouwmeester (chest) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday.
Bouwmeester had an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator placed in his chest Friday, and he returned to St. Louis following the surgery. Due to the nature of this procedure and his placement on LTIR, it seems unlikely the veteran blueliner will be able to return this year. The Blues will receive $3.25 million in salary-cap relief.
Bouwmeester (chest) had an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) procedure performed Friday.
Bouwmeester is expected to be flown back to St. Louis once cleared for travel. The Blues announced that they would provide an additional update on the blueliner's status in a week. At this point, the Edmonton native should be considered out indefinitely until a more definitive timeline can be established by the team.
Bouwmeester (chest) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
This is an expected move following Bouwmeester's cardiac episode Tuesday. In a corresponding move, Niko Mikkola was called up from AHL San Antonio. Additional tests are being done to pinpoint the cause of Bouwmeester's health scare, so expect him to be out indefinitely.
Blues GM Doug Anderson relayed Wednesday that Bouwmeester (chest) is doing "very well" in his recovery following a scary incident during Tuesday's game against Dallas, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Per Tracey Myers of NHL.com, Bouwmeester lost consciousness and required a defibrillator to regain it following a cardiac episode. Fortunately, his prognosis has improved overnight and he appears to be in much better shape. Bouwmeester is set to undergo additional testing to discover the origin of the issue.
Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode during Tuesday's game.
Armstrong added Bouwmeester was conscious and alert at the UC Irvine Medical Center, where he was transported by ambulance from Honda Center after the incident. An update on Bouwmeester's condition is expected from the Blues on Wednesday, but it's safe to say he will be out for an indefinite period of time. The team will make sure his overall health is given the utmost priority during his recovery.
Bouwmeester (undisclosed) has been taken to the hospital following his collapse in Tuesday's game versus the Ducks, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Bouwmeester was reported to be awake on the way to the hospital in Anaheim. As a result of the scary incident involving the defenseman, the Blues and Ducks have postponed Tuesday's game.
Bouwmeester collapsed on the Blues' bench during the first period of Tuesday's game against the Ducks, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
The game immediately stopped and Bouwmeester was taken back to the locker room to be evaluated by medical personnel. There's no indication of what caused the scary scene to unfold. The game entered a delay and both teams retreated to their locker rooms while Bouwmeester was attended to.
Bouwmeester notched two assists, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Hurricanes.
After a two-month absence from the scoresheet, Bouwmeester has produced three assists in his last two games. The 36-year-old defenseman has nine points, 66 blocks and a plus-5 rating through 54 contests. He's not particularly strong in any category -- fantasy owners don't need to worry about missing out on his limited production.
Bouwmeester recorded an assist, a blocked shot and a hit across 22:52 in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Jets.
Bouwmeester is deployed in a defensive role, as he has started just 42.1 percent of shifts in the offensive zone this season. As a result, the 36-year-old carried a 24-game pointless drought into this contest, but he shook off the slump with a secondary assist on Ryan O'Reilly's score. He has seven points through 53 games and can be safely kept out of mind in the fantasy realm.
Bouwmeester hasn't posted a point in 21 straight games.
Bouwmeester starts 57.8 percent of his shifts in the defensive zone -- the highest among Blues' defensemen -- so it isn't surprising that he's not inking the scoresheet. The 36-year-old is a skilled stay-at-home blueliner, however, and he works on the 13th-ranked penalty kill (81.7 percent). He isn't the concern of fantasy gamers, though.
Bouwmeester recorded two shots, two hits and a plus-1 rating in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Arizona.
Bouwmeester has gone 13 straight games without a point, but he's averaging 21:03 per game in that stretch. His fantasy upside remains low with just 44.2 percent of his shifts starting in the offensive zone, but his real-life value to the Blues' defensive zone keeps him as a staple in the lineup.
Bouwmeester picked up an assist and two blocked shots in Friday's 3-1 win over the Stars.
After a 13-game dry spell, Bouwmeester has found his way onto the scoresheet in each of the last two contests. However, the 36-year-old defenseman only has five points in 27 outings this season. He's added 36 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating, playing a more defensively-oriented style.
Bouwmeester registered his third assist of the 2019-20 season in a 4-3 win over the Lightning on Wednesday.
Bouwmeester picked up the secondary assist on Oscar Sundqvist's shorthanded goal in the second period, ending a 13-game pointless drought. It was just the defenseman's fourth point of the season over 26 appearances. Bouwmeester is relevant only in deeper leagues.
Bouwmeester skated in his 1,200th NHL game in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Canucks.
The Panthers selected Bouwmeester third overall in the 2002 NHL Draft, and he made a stop in Calgary before landing in St. Louis. He became the 111th NHL player to achieve the feat, and he has 88 goals and 418 points to show for it. Bouwneester has also played 75 postseason games, including 26 during last year's Stanley Cup run.
Bouwmeester is averaging 21:32 TOI and has two points in six games.
Bouwmeester is paired with Colton Parayko, and head coach Craig Berube counts on the two to lock down opponents' top units. He's done well so far with an even plus-minus rating, seven hits and 10 blocked shots over six games. Bouwmeester's fantasy value is still negligible, though, as he hasn't surpassed 20 points since the 2013-14 season.
Bouwmeester produced an assist, three hits and three blocked shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Bruins in Game 7.
Bouwmeester supplied seven helpers and a plus-9 rating in 26 games during the postseason. The 35-year-old didn't feature in the playoffs in his first 10 NHL seasons but is now part of a Stanley Cup-winning team in his 16th campaign.
Bouwmeester notched an assist and went plus-2 in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Bouwmeester was the only Blues skater outside of the top line to register a point. The 35-year-old defenseman has six assists in 20 games in the postseason, but hadn't made his way onto the scoresheet in his previous 10 appearances.
Bouwmeester notched two assists during Monday's 4-3 win over the Stars in Game 3 of their Western Conference second-round series.
He recorded the primary helper on each of the Blues' two third-period goals, including Patrick Maroon's game-winner with 98 seconds left on the clock. Bouwmeester now has five points, all assists, in nine games so far this postseason.
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