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05-25-2011, 12:24 PM
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Ex-NHLer Potomski dies in Windsor

http://www.windsorstar.com/sports/NH...616/story.html

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Another great guy passes away. R.I.P. BP.

You were a solid person.

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Another great guy passes away. R.I.P. BP.

You were a solid person.
Did you ever get the inside story about what happened to cause the altercation between him and Khristich that led to his demotion?

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Did you ever get the inside story about what happened to cause the altercation between him and Khristich that led to his demotion?
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Forward Dimitri Khristich, who leads the Kings with 41 points, had minor laser surgery on his injured right eye Monday and could be back in the lineup early next week. Khristich was hurt in practice last week when he was hit in the face by the stick of teammate Barry Potomski after a dispute between the two. Potomski was sent down to Phoenix, the Kings' International Hockey League affiliate, for disciplinary reasons, including his role in Khristich's injury.
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Khristich, who leads the team with 41 points, was injured in Friday's practice when he was hit in the face by the stick of teammate Barry Potomski following an altercation between the two. For his role, Potomski was sent down to Phoenix, the Kings' minor league affiliate, for disciplinary reasons.

"No way did [Potomski] meant to hurt him," team captain Rob Blake said. "There are always fights on a team with the players. The incident was handled by management and as a team we hope to have both of them back in the lineup soon."

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Some footage of Potomski some of you may or may not remember:



He wasn't the greatest enforcer, but he was a willing combatant who left it all on the ice. Sad to see a former professional athlete pass away at such a young age.

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Thanks. I already knew the public story, but apparently Khristich went off on Potomski in a Russian radio interview but wouldn't comment to English speaking reporters

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Terrible news.

Far to young.

RIP Potomski

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Sad for any one to pass, but what is going on in hockey.

First, BP of a heart attack. Then the Boogey man, and now BO lite

RIP Barry.

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