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BU researchers studying Boogaard's brain @NHL
Researchers at Boston University are examining the brain of former NHL forward Derek Boogaard to determine whether he was suffering from a degenerative brain condition when he died.

Boogaard, 28, died in May due to an accidental mix of alcohol and the painkiller oxycodone.

Dr. Robert Cantu, a neurosurgeon and co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University's School of Medicine, has confirmed that Boogaard's family donated his brain.

There is no timetable set for the study, and any discoveries made won't be released without the family's approval.
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