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Boogaard Found Dead, Barnaby Arrested

“Former Minnesota Wild and New York Ranger forward Derek Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment on Friday.

According to the Star Tribune Boogaard, 28, was found by members of his family. The cause of his death was not immediately known.

Boogaard played five seasons for the Wild from 2005-2010 before joining the New York Rangers last season. In his career, Boogaard scored three goals, tallied 13 assists and racked up 589 penalty minutes while building a reputation as one of the best enforcers in the sport.”

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“Former Buffalo Sabre and current ESPN NHL analyst Matthew Barnaby was arrested Friday night at 7:05 in what the Amherst Police Deparment called a “domestic related incident.”

The incident occurred in an undisclosed location in the Town of Amherst Friday night.  Barnaby was charged with Criminal Mischief, Criminal Trespass, Harassment, Criminal Contempt and Aggravated Harassment.

According to the official press release from Amherst Police the incident involved two victims.

More details will be made public as soon as they are available.  An Amherst police lieutenant says no physical violence was involved and he is being held in Amherst jail overnight and will be arraigned Saturday morning.”

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