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Boogaard's brain to be donated for research

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BOSTON -- Derek Boogaard's family has donated his brain to researchers who will check for damage that might have resulted from his career as an NHL enforcer.

Boogaard's agent and a spokeswoman for the Boston University School of Medicine confirmed Sunday that Boogaard's family made the donation.

Researchers at the medical school have set up a brain bank to check athletes for degenerative brain disease caused by repeated concussions.

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