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Published May 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

Derek Boogaard


In this Nov. 17, 2010 file photo, New York Rangers Derek Boogaard skates during an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in New York. The family of Boogaard, who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit late Friday, May 10, 2013 in Chicago, against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers. Boogaard, who was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment at age 28, was posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain ailment that can be caused by repeated blows to the head. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
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