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Prayers Go Out For Probert

via the Windsor Star,

Former NHL forward Bob Probert has been rushed to hospital after collapsing in a boat on Lake St. Clair Monday afternoon, AM800 CKLW is reporting.

Emergency crews performed CPR on the former Red Wings player on shore and transported the 45-year-old to Windsor Regional Hospital.

An OPP spokeswoman would not confirm the boating victim as Probert.

update 4:55pm, George Malik tweets,

CKLW says former Red Wing Bob Probert has died at 45 years of age.

added 5:08pm, via CKLW,

AM800 news has learned that former NHL star Bob Probert has died after efforts to revive him when he was rushed to a Windsor hospital with no vital signs.  Probert, a former Detroit Red Wing forward, was on a boat in Lake St. Clair when an emergency call was made.  EMS and fire met the boat and started CPR, but sources say Probert was not revived.

update 6:02pm, Probert was on his boat with his wife, children and in-laws.  Father-in-law performed CPR but could not revive Bob who had complained of chest pains just prior to collapsing.


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perfection's avatar

ouch… that sucks. hope he enjoyed his last day out on the water. a lot worse ways to go. but only 45. what a bummer.

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 07/05/10 at 05:58 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Oh, Probie… Just 45, that’s a shame.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 07/05/10 at 06:13 PM ET


RIP Bob Probert.

Posted by Susan on 07/05/10 at 06:20 PM ET

lordhogie's avatar

Condolences to the Probert family, 45 is too young and his impact on the NHL community will not be forgotten

Posted by lordhogie from Calgary on 07/05/10 at 07:05 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

Thanks for the memories, Probie.
I will always remember how Steve Yzerman thanked Probert at Stevie’s Jersey Retirement ceremony.  The crowd gave Probie a huge ovation.
God Bless.

Posted by w2j2 on 07/05/10 at 07:08 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

RIP to a BEAST !!!! Such a Shame http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIgfbfaTtLY&feature=player_embedded

Probert & McSorley

Posted by Evilpens on 07/05/10 at 07:15 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

He was my favorite Wing during his tenure.  The heavy weight belt will always belong to Probie.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 07/05/10 at 07:27 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

Rest in Peace, buddy.  Thanks for the memories.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 07/05/10 at 07:36 PM ET

Lindas1st's avatar

29 goals and a Campbell Conference All-Star in ‘88. Probert was more than a fighter early in his career,
Rest in Peace Mr. Probert.

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 07/05/10 at 08:13 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Way too soon.

One has to wonder if the hard living earlier in life caught up to him.

I’m just in shock, I really am.

Probie was probably the last of the true great enforcers who also could play both ends.  Nobody’d ever confuse him as a go-to-guy, but he still had a knack and was easily the most-feared fighter in the league during his time.

Posted by Primis on 07/05/10 at 08:20 PM ET

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