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October 8, 2008
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Ex-hockey star shoots self in chin

An ex-National Hockey League goalie " best known for surviving a skate slice across his jugular during a game " accidentally shot himself in the chin Tuesday with a .22-caliber rifle at his Fish Springs residence.

Clint Malarchuk, 47, was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno by helicopter for treatment.

Douglas County sheriff's deputies were investigating the incident Wednesday to determine if the shooting was accidental.

According to reports, officers were dispatched to the Malarchuk's home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday after his wife reported her husband accidentally shot himself.

When deputies arrived, he was sitting on a bench …

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