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Steve Montador suffered from degenerative brain disease, autopsy finds

Steve Montador suffered from degenerative brain disease, autopsy finds

Former Ducks defenseman Steve Montador, who died in February, suffered from a degenerative brain disease, according to autopsy results revealed Tuesday. The Canadian Sports Concussion Project said in a statement that Montador's brain showed widespread presence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The autopsy results mirror symptoms of "depression, erratic behavior and problems with memory" that Montador displayed before his death, the group said. In the wake of the findings, Montador's family told ESPN they plan to file a lawsuit against the NHL. Montador, 35, was found dead in his Mississauga, Canada, home on Feb. 15. Lingering...

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