Derek Boogaard's Autopsy To Be Performed Saturday

A day after the tragic passing of Derek Boogaard, his cause of death is still unknown. Hennepin County spokesperson Carol Allis has announced that an autopsy of the 28-year-old is being performed Saturday.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy Saturday. County spokeswoman Carol Allis says authorities probably won't release results for at least two weeks.

She says in cases where there's no obvious sign of physical trauma, authorities need time to get results of laboratory tests.

Boogaard's family, friends, and fans are doubtless desparate for answers. We hope they can be provided with answers as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has released a statement on Boogaard's death.

“The news that we have lost someone so young and so strong leaves everyone in the National Hockey League stunned and saddened,” league commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement Saturday.

“The NHL family sends its deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Derek Boogaard, to those who played and worked with him and to everyone who enjoyed watching him compete.”

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