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Ex-Red Wings, Blackhawks tough guy Probert dies

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DETROIT (AP) -Retired hockey enforcer Bob Probert, who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks and struggled to overcome drinking problems, has died. He was 45.

Family friend Rich Rogow says Probert was on a boat in Lake St. Clair with his wife, children and in-laws when he "developed severe chest pains" Monday.

Rogow says Probert was rushed to Ontario's Windsor Regional Medical Center, where he died. Rogow spoke at an evening news conference at the medical center.

Probert played for the Red Wings in 1985-1994 and for the Blackhawks in 1995-2002.

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