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Boulton, Hedberg attend McCrimmon funeral

Neither Eric Boulton nor goaltender Johan Hedberg took part in the first day of Devils training camp in Newark Saturday.

Both players were absent as they attended the funeral services for former coach Brad McCrimmon back in Michigan. Boulton and Hedberg played under McCrimmon in Atlanta where he served as an assistant under Bob Hartley.

McCrimmon was one of the passengers on the deadly plane crash in Western Russia last week that wiped out the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.