Bouwmeester: “A scary thing but … now I feel pretty good”

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FILE – In this Jan. 2, 2020 file photo St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester skates against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during a break in play in the first period, prompting the Blues and Anaheim Ducks to postpone their game Tuesday night, Feb. 11, 2020. Bouwmeester appeared to be awake and alert as he was being transported out of the arena to a hospital. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, file)

St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester reacted to a question about his injury at a press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at the Enterprise Center. Someone had asked if he felt if anything was wrong before he collapsed. He answered that he had not felt anything different. Bouwmeester talked about his injury and he thanked all of the doctors who cared for him. Bouwmeester did not say whether he would ever play again. He did say that he is glad to be back with his family. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

He looked a little pale, his face a bit more gaunt on his already long and lean frame. But considering the circumstances, Jay Bouwmeester looked like a million bucks.

Just 15 days after he collapsed on the bench at Honda Center in Anaheim, the veteran Blues defenseman met with the media Wednesday afternoon, flanked by general manager Doug Armstrong in the…

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