Pietrangelo: Bouwmeester doing well, 'out and about'
St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo says teammate Jay Bouwmeester is feeling better and has remained in St. Louis during the league's hiatus, according to NHL.com's Dan Rosen.
"Bo is good," Pietrangelo said on a video conference call Tuesday. "He's still here. His plan was to be here no matter what. His kids are in school here, too, so I think once he wraps all that up he might try to get home if the doctors feel comfortable."
Bouwmeester, 36, suffered a cardiac episode on the bench in a game Feb. 11, during which he had to be revived with a defibrillator. He then underwent an implantable cardioverter defibrillator procedure to restore his heart's normal rhythm and later announced he will not return to play hockey this season.
"We all kind of live in the same area here so guys are stopping by, seeing how he's doing," Pietrangelo said. "He's out and about walking. He was at the rink pretty much every day that we were home when we were playing. That was a breath of fresh air for us knowing he was out and about, hanging out with the guys."
On Tuesday, the NHL extended teams' self-isolation periods to April 15, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.