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Derek Boogaard's brain donated

Updated: May 16, 2011, 10:25 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Derek Boogaard's relatives and fans shed tears Sunday as they remembered the former NHL tough guy as a "teddy bear" who was as generous and kind as he was burly and tough, a somber end to a weekend during which his distraught family agreed to donate his brain to medical researchers.

The 28-year-old Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment Friday, five months after he sustained a season-ending concussion with the New York Rangers.

Boogaard's agent ...

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