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Report: Derek Boogaard’s family sues NHLPA for $9.8 million

Sep 22, 2012, 1:57 PM EDT

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Derek Boogaard’s sad saga has reportedly taken another turn.

TMZ reports Boogaard’s family has filed a lawsuit against the NHLPA for failing to help them recover the balance on his contract with the New York Rangers.

According to USA Today, the players’ union has a bit of a different take on things.

“We are saddened to read reports that the parents of the late Derek Boogaard have filed a lawsuit against the NHLPA,” the union said in a statement sent to The Associated Press. “We have not been served with or seen a copy of the complaint, but we are confident that there is no meritorious claim that can be made against the NHLPA in regard to Derek’s tragic death.”

The union said they won’t be commenting further on the case.

Boogaard died last May due to a mix of pain killers and alcohol. His parents believe trainers and doctors were negligent by continuing to feed his addiction to pills.

  1. lordfletcher - Sep 22, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    One of my all time favorites and a true gentle giant, anyone that met Boogie understands.

    Very sad Wild fan!

  2. 454ss - Sep 22, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    The NHLPA is saddened? F.U.

  3. eyeh8goodell - Sep 22, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    I would think the death of a player voids his contract. No?

    • esracerx46 - Sep 22, 2012 at 3:07 PM

      Read the last paragraph. The family thinks the Rangers wer thee at fault for handing Boogaard the pills. The union is supposed to help on matters like that and they did not. I dont necessarily agree with the argument

  4. nolockoutpricks - Sep 22, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    see how much the union cares about its players what a joke. there still trying to screw them over in this lockout. come to an agreement and lets play

  5. jacketsfan7 - Sep 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Rip boogie man may 23-April 13

  6. fortwaynekomets - Sep 22, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    I was watching about an hours worth of Boogaards YouTube fights and videos today. his memorial video the wild did for him before a game was amazing. Rest in Paradise Boogyman!

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