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NHL notes: Robitaille could lose house | Hockey | Sports | Toronto Sun

Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille is in danger of losing his L.A. home now that a bank has begun to foreclose on the property, TMZ reported Tuesday. [...] Robitaille and his wife stopped paying the $975,000 mortgage on their home in Santa Monica. [...] Robitaille, 45, made a total of more than $34 million in salary during his NHL career from 1989 to 2006.