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Former Calgary Flame Sasha Lakovic Has Died

The former Flames tough guy passed away today after a battle with brain cancer.

Former Calgary Flames enforcer Sasha Lakovic died today.

Lakovic was 45 years old and was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer last year. The Vancouver native had a short run with the Flames during the 1996-97 season. He played in 19 games and while he only collected 1 point, he managed to rack up 54 PIM. Lakovic played the remained of his career in the NHL with the NJ Devils. He would go on to play for the Albany River Rats, Rochester Americans, Long Beach Ice Dogs, Bakersfield Condors and St. Jean Mission from 1999-2003. He would play in 37 NHL games, registering 4 points and 118 PIM. Sasha Lakovic is survived by his wife and their 4 children.