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Dainius Zubrus issues statement

Updated: February 11, 2012, 3:31 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils forward Dainius Zubrus issued a statement Saturday following the suspected suicide of a Ukrainian coach who mentored Zubrus as a teen.

Ivan Pravilov, 49, while in custody in Philadelphia on child-molestation charges, was found unresponsive in his cell at 3 a.m. Friday, according to spokesman Darrin Howard of the city's Federal Detention Center.

"Obviously, this is a very difficult time. Ivan Pravilov played an important role in my life," Zubrus ...

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