Ex-Sabres forward Rick Martin dies

Updated: March 14, 2011, 3:10 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Two weeks after being reunited on the ice in Buffalo, the Sabres' famed French Connection lost a member when Rick Martin died Sunday.

The 59-year-old was pronounced dead at a suburban Buffalo hospital at around 1 p.m., about a half hour after the car he was driving crossed the center line on the road, rolled along the shoulder and struck a utility pole before coming to rest against a tree, New York State Police Capt. Steven Nigrelli said.

Heart disease was ...

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