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 Posted: Tue Dec 6th, 2016 01:12 am
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Former NHL forward Marek Svatos' death has been ruled a drug overdose by a Colorado coroner's office.

From Tom McGhee of the Denver Post:

Former Colorado Avalanche winger Marek Svatos had codeine, morphine, and an anti-anxiety medication in his system when he died of combined drug intoxication last month, the Douglas County Coroner’s Office said Monday.

He had a history of heroin use and had gone through drug rehabilitation, according to the coroner’s report. He also had suspected depression, prior suicidal ideation, and “recent life stressors.”

“Drug paraphernalia was found at the scene,” the report said.

The Slovakia native was found dead at age 34 on Nov. 5 in a community outside Denver.

Svatos appeared in 344 career NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators, and Ottawa Senators, recording 100 goals and 172 points.