Vancouver Canucks Rick Rypien celebrates his first ever NHL goal during play against the Edmonton Oilers in Vancouver, British Columbia December 21, 2005. (ANDY CLARK/ANDY CLARK/REUTERS)
Rick Rypien of the Vancouver Canucks sports fresh stitches in his nose as a result of his fight with Ian Laperriere of the Colorado Avalanche during their game at General Motors Place on December 2, 2006. (Jeff Vinnick/JEFF VINNICK/GETTY IMAGES)
Vancouver Canucks center Rick Rypien battles Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook for the puck in the second period of their NHL hockey game in Chicago, March 2, 2008. (FRANK POLICH/FRANK POLICH/REUTERS)
Vancouver Canucks' Rick Rypien fights Edmonton Oilers' Zach Stortini during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton on Monday, October 19, 2009. (Jimmy Jeong/JIMMY JEONG/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Vancouver Canucks Rick Rypien pauses for a moment during a Canucks practice session at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. (Jonathan Hayward/JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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