ST. LOUIS ( – Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester said he is still evaluating whether or not he will continue to play hockey; his comments come more than two weeks after he suffered a cardiac episode and collapsed on the bench during a game in Anaheim.

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The incident happened during the first period of the Blues-Ducks game on February 11. He later underwent a procedure to restore his heart’s normal rhythm and returned to St. Louis.

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Although he says he has not decided not on his future, Blues GM Armstrong says Bouwmeester will not play the rest of the season and will be evaluated at a later date.

Bouwmeester says he will continue to undergo tests in St. Louis and California.

The 36-year-old has spent 17 years in the NHL, more than six with Blues, recording 424 points in 1,240 games.

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