Derek Boogaard's family sues NHL

Updated: May 13, 2013, 4:45 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

A Chicago law firm has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NHL on behalf of the family of Derek Boogaard, who died in 2011 at the age of 28.

In the lawsuit, the family says the league is responsible for the brain damage that Boogaard, a defenseman who played for the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers, suffered during six seasons as an enforcer, as well as his addiction to prescription painkillers.

Boogaard died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs and alcohol on ...

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