Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Former Blues Coach Demers Hospitalized after Having Stroke

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Former Blues Coach Demers Hospitalized after Having Stroke

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Former Blues and Canadiens coach Jacques Demers was in stable condition Friday in Montreal, two days after having a stroke. Sandra Sciangula of the McGill University Health Centre said Demers, 71, now a Canadian senator, had improved to the point that doctors were planning to move him out of intensive care and into the inpatient stroke unit.

"Senator Demers' family is at his bedside and they are able to interact with him," Sciangula said. "The family appreciates the extraordinary care deployed by the medical team and thanks the public for the respect demonstrated for their privacy."

Demers, who coached the Canadiens to the 1993 Stanley Cup title, is a patient of the team's current doctor, David Mulder. Demers coached the Blues for three seasons, beginning in 1983-84. …

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