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Terrible news in the NHL world. It is being reported that Rick Rypien has passed away.

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Tonight the Globe and Mail is reporting that the Winnipeg Jets forward, Rick Rypien died earlier today. More news as we hear them, our condolences to the family, friends, teammates and fans.

Former Vancouver Canucks tough guy Rick Rypien was found dead by a family member on Monday in Crowsnest Pass, Alta.

Rypien, who signed with the Winnipeg Jets in July, had missed most of last season because of a leave of absence from the Canucks for personal issues.

Local RCMP told The Globe and Mail on Monday night that the death was not suspicious.