July 6, 2010 at 1:00 am

Bob Probert autopsy shows no foul play

Bob Probert practices with the Red Wings in 1992. (David Coates / The Detroit News)

An autopsy conducted on Bob Probert, the former player for the Detroit Red Wings, determined that there was no foul play in his death Monday on a boat on Lake St. Clair.

If a cause of death was determined, it was not released by officials who conducted the autopsy at the Metropolitan Campus Windsor Regional Hospital, or by the Ontario Provincial Police. Hospital officials said autopsy results may be released only by Probert's family. Provincial police said they do not release the results of autopsies.

Any toxicology reports would not be complete for a period of weeks or months, according to Constable Shauna Coulter of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Probert was on his boat, a Bombardier Speedster 200, at about 2 p.m. on Monday when he began experiencing chest pains, collapsed and subsequently died, family and police said.

Witnesses said Probert appeared to be working on the boat, perhaps fixing the trim -- the positioning of a power boat in the water -- when he collapsed, according to a report in the Windsor Star.

No funeral arrangements have been announced.

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