NY man avoids prison over painkillers supplied to Rangers' Boogaard

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A former minor league hockey player avoided prison on Thursday for supplying painkillers to late New York Rangers' enforcer Derek Boogaard, who died from an overdose of alcohol and oxycodone in 2011.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan sought up to six months in prison for Jordan Hart, a former player for the Utah Grizzlies whom they said supplied painkillers to Boogaard before his death while obtaining pills to feed his own addiction.

Prosecutors contended Boogaard's addiction was fueled partly by drugs from Hart, a resident of Huntington, on New York's Long Island, who had been supplying painkillers to the Rangers player, including $4,000 worth two weeks before his death.

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