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Parents of Late Ranger Boogaard Sue NHLPA

The NHL Players’ Association says it hasn’t seen a lawsuit reportedly filed by the parents of late enforcer Derek Boogaard seeking $9.8 million from the union.

Derek Boogaard (Bruce Bennett, Getty Images)

TMZ reported Friday night that Boogaard’s family is suing the union to collect the $4.8 million remaining on the contract for their son, who died last year, and an additional $5 million in punitive damages.

According to TMZ, the suit says the players’ association failed to take proper steps to help them receive the money left on Boogaard’s deal with the New York Rangers when he died May 13, 2011, from a mixture of drugs and alcohol.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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