GM Doug Armstrong told reporters Tuesday night that he spoke with Bouwmeester on Monday in what he described as a good conversation. He said Bouwmeester is going to take some time to get accustomed to his new normal and would make a public statement in the next seven to 10 days.
Armstrong added he wasn’t making any retirement announcement on Bouwmeester’s behalf on Tuesday.
Bouwmeester collapsed during a game at Honda Center against the Anaheim Ducks while appearing to take a drink of water.
He was attended to by medical personnel and was awake and alert later that night. The 36-year-old had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) procedure to restore his heart’s normal rhythm last Friday.
Bouwmeester released a statement earlier Tuesday saying he was on the road to recovery.