Boogaard brother arrested

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, Last Updated: 8:21 PM ET

Aaron Boogaard, 24, whose brother, Derek, died of a drug overdose-related death, has been arrested in Minneapolis on suspicion of prescription fraud and possession of prescription pills, the Star Tribune reported Thursday.

Derek Boogaard, 28, who joined the New York Rangers last season, was found dead May 13 in his Minneapolis apartment.

The younger Boogaard, of Regina, is being held in a county jail on the drug allegations and on a federal immigration hold.

Minneapolis police records indicate that the date of Aaron Boogaard's alleged crime was the same day his brother's body was found.

The arrest resulted from the investigation into Derek Boogaard's death, Minneapolis police Capt. Amelia Huffman said. The details of the allegation have not been made public. The attorney's office has until noon Friday to charge Aaron Boogaard with a crime.

DUBINSKY STAYS IN BIG APPLE

The New York Rangers avoided an arbitration hearing with Brandon Dubinsky, signing their top scorer to a contract Thursday after his breakout season.

Terms were not disclosed but reports said Dubinsky agreed to a four-year contract worth $16.8 million.

Dubinsky, 25, led the Rangers in scoring by setting career highs in goals (24) and assists (30) last season.

He had a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Thursday.

SABRES SIGN BACKUP

Buffalo backup goalie Jhonas Enroth has signed a multi-year deal, the Sabres announced Thursday.

Enroth, 23, had a 9-2-2 record in 2010-11 with a 2.73 goals-against average.

He became the first NHL goalie to record his first three career wins all via shootout.

The native of Stockholm also played 41 regular-season games for the Portland Pirates of the AHL last season.

With Patrick Lalime retiring this week, Enroth is the clear No. 2 goalie for the Sabres behind Ryan Miller.

DOC DONE WITH DEVILS

Michael (Doc) Emrick -- a renowned play-by-play man in the U.S, -- has left the New Jersey Devils and MSG to work exclusively for NBC and Versus.

He has spent more than two decades with both MSG and the New Jersey Devils.

Emrick, who turns 65 on Aug. 1, cited a lightened workload in announcing his decision Thursday.

"I've been extremely fortunate to have been able to spend 23 incredible years with the MSG Network channels and 21 equally enjoyable years -- including three Stanley Cup championships -- with the New Jersey Devils," Emrick said.

WINGS BRING BACK GOALIE

The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed goaltender Jordan Pearce to a two-year contract.

The 24-year-old Alaska native has yet to appear in the NHL, but he won the first-string job with Grand Rapids of the AHL midway through last season.

Pearce was 12-6-2 over 20 consecutive starts down the stretch.

He has a 21-18-5 record with a 3.01 goals-against average over three seasons with Grand Rapids.

EAT FOR YOUR SEAT

The Carolina Hurricanes are holding a Summer Fun Fest Friday at the RBC Center for their fans.

Among the activities: A Hot 'n' Cold Eating Extravaganza in which participants race to eat a hot barbecue sandwich followed by an ice cream sandwich. The winner will get two 12-game ticket packages.

HEARINGS DWINDLE

Only seven arbitration hearings remain on a schedule that originally had 23 players.

Fifteen players reached contract settlements in advance of their hearings, while the Chicago Blackhawks walked away from a hearing with Chris Campoli, making him an unrestricted free agents.

Remaining on the sked: Josh Gorges, Montreal, July 28; Ryan Callahan, New York Rangers, July 28; Jannick Hansen, Vancouver, July 29; Shea Weber, Nashville, Aug. 2; Zach Parise, New Jersey, Aug. 3; Mark Fraser, New Jersey, Aug. 4; and Blake Comeau, New York Islanders, Aug. 4.

BRIEFLY

The New York Islanders announced Thursday that Tim Wallace has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way (AHL/NHL) contract. Wallace, 26, appeared in 24 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins over the past three seasons, collecting two assists. The winger had 20 goals and 17 assists in 62 games last season for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL ... The Calgary Flames have appointed Cail MacLean assistant coach of the AHL's Abbotsford Heat ... The Boston Bruins have signed Jared Knight and Ryan Spooner to entry-level contracts. The two forwards played in the OHL last season ... Classic rock band Blue Oyster Cult will play a free concert Wednesday in a support of a drive to build a new arena for the Islanders. They will be playing outside Nassau Coliseum box office. If you think Blue Oyster Cult is a dinosaur, you should see the old rink.


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