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by George Malik on 03/19/13 at 11:29 AM ET
The Grand Rapids Press's Peter J. Wallner reports that Red Wings prospect Gustav Nyquist's first NHL goal puck, which was snagged from a seized from a storage unit in Grand Rapids, has been found...But it will remain in police custody as evidence against whoever swiped the storage unit:
“We do have the hockey puck – we’ve recovered that,” said sheriff’s Lt. Ron Gates. “We’ve been in communication with Gustav.”
Police released few details because the recovery is part of a “complex,” months-long investigation, detective Bill Marks said.He said the puck is “being held. It’s not going anywhere.”
Nyquist, who’s currently with the Grand Rapids Griffins, said he received a call from the department alerting him of the recovery.
“Obviously, I’m stoked that the puck is back, and that’s a big thing for me,” he said. “It’s going to be on my wall one day when I get a house, and I’ll be proud of it, for sure.”
Nyquist, who expressed his gratitude to the department for the recovery, was not given a time table when he might be reunited with the puck, nor whether other missing items – such as the framed scoresheet from his first NHL game and other personal items – were recovered.
“They couldn’t really tell me much, but they said don’t get your hopes up” in receiving other items, he said. “But I’m just happy to know they have the puck.”
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