DULUTH (AP) -- The family of former NHL player Scot Kleinendorst says he has died of injuries suffered in a workplace accident in northern Minnesota.

Kleinendorst sustained severe brain trauma and numerous broken bones Dec. 7 at UPM Blandin paper plant in Grand Rapids.

He was airlifted to a Duluth hospital.

His daughter, Kelby Kleinendorst, posted on a CaringBridge website that her dad died on Tuesday. He was 59.

The accident remains under investigation. Authorities have not said how Kleinendorst received his injuries.

Beginning in 1982, Kleinendorst played eight seasons in the NHL with the New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers and Washington Capitals.

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