Derek Boogaard felt the pain, too

Authorities say the NHL enforcer, who suffered from headaches and light sensitivity, died from a toxic mix of alcohol and painkillers

Updated: May 29, 2011, 6:10 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- On the afternoon of May 12, Derek Boogaard landed in Minneapolis tanned, rested and upbeat, giving every indication that the old Boogey was back. He dined on sushi that night, surrounded by a circle of his closest friends. The headaches that had confounded him and made the strapping, 6-foot-8 left winger so ill he abandoned cab rides for 60-block walks, just so his head would stop spinning, had abated. Boogey was home.

And make no mistake, this was home. The New York ...

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