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Fleury lets actor portray his life

Updated: June 21, 2010, 6:08 PM ET
Associated Press

CALGARY, Alberta -- Former NHL star Theo Fleury says he considered playing himself in a stage play about his life. He then decided it's better to let an actor do it.

Alberta Theatre Workshops is developing a play called "Don't Quit Before The Miracle." The script is based on Fleury's autobiography, "Playing With Fire," which was released last year.

Fleury had a long and successful NHL career despite battles with drugs and alcohol and has been open about his struggles with addiction.

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