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Derek Boogaard death ruled accidental

Updated: May 20, 2011, 11:42 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The death of New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was an accident, due to a toxic mix of alcohol and the powerful painkiller oxycodone.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner announced Boogaard's cause of death Friday, saying it was unclear exactly when the 28-year-old died. Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment May 13, five months after he sustained a season-ending concussion with the Rangers.

The medical examiner said no private data on Boogaard would ...

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