Friday, May 20, 2011

Report: Boogaard death ruled accidental

According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, Derek Boogaard's death last Friday was ruled accidental. The cause of death was an accidental mixture of alcohol and oxycodone toxicity. He was only 28 when brothers Ryan and Aaron discovered him at his Minneapolis apartment at 6:10 CT. 

Derek will be buried tomorrow in his hometown, Regina, Saskatchewan. Along with his family, it's expected that several former teammates and NHL brethren will attend the funeral, including Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold, GM Chuck Fletcher and the club training staff. He is survived by parents Len and Joanne, two brothers, half-brother Curtis and sister Kristen.

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