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Todd Fedoruk Trying To Get Back In The Game

from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly,

Yet being cut by Tampa was a “blessing in disguise,” Fedoruk said, because his life had been unraveling around him between the stops in Anaheim and Dallas and Minnesota and …

“It needed to happen so I could get myself back on track,” he said.

“I had a history of battling some things away from the game … battled some demons off the ice. I had to re-prioritize my life. After that settled down, I got myself back on track.

“When I was young and growing up … I always had trouble finding my niche where I fit in. After some dark times, I had to go away to a place and learn some things about behavioral issues and some type of diseases I may have.”

Fedoruk had an alcohol addiction that began at the age of 20 in the Western Hockey League.

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History of concussions, skull fractures, depression and substance abuse. Call me crazy, but maybe more bare-knuckled combat isn’t necessarily in Fedoruk’s best interests. I seem to remember Fedoruk being somewhat decently compensated for a 4th liner. I’d go back to school or start a business if I was him.

Posted by steviesteve on 08/31/11 at 05:18 PM ET

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he’d be kickin’ himself in the ass the rest of his life for not trying.  Good on him, I hope he makes it on his hockey skills and work ethic and not be expected to goon it up every shift.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 08/31/11 at 06:34 PM ET

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