Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Rick Rypien Found Dead
Rick Rypien was found dead this morning in his home. He had been granted an indefinite leave of absence by the Vancouver Canucks for personal reasons.
Rypien received a six game suspension last season after grabbing a Wild fan as he was leaving the ice for the lock room.
Rypien is the second player from the NHL to die this offseason. Derek Boogard, a former Wild player, also died this offseason.