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by Alanah McGinley on 09/19/11 at 04:46 PM ET
From the CP via the Winnipeg Free Press:
Mike Danton played the hero in his opening game of the Swedish league.
The former NHL player, who served five years behind bars for a failed murder-for-hire plot, rushed to the aid of IFK Ore teammate Marcus Bengtsson, who was convulsing on the ice after a hard hit in Sunday’s season-opener.
Danton, 30, was released from prison in 2009 and then played two seasons with Saint Mary’s Huskies in Canadian university hockey before signing this summer with IFK Ore, which plays in the third tier of Sweden’s pro system.
“One of the luxuries of my prison experience afforded me to take a first aid course and become certified in first aid response,” Danton wrote in his blog on the website of DT, a Swedish newspaper.
According to Danton’s blog, Bengtsson took a late hit with about 14 minutes left in the game against Soderhamn/Ljusne. He lay on the ice suffering convulsions for six or seven minutes.
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