CHRIS SANDERSON, a former Wings coach and player, died Thursday. He was 38.
Sanderson died after a 3?1/2-year battle with brain cancer. He played goaltender for the Wings in 2001 and 2002 and was an assistant coach with them from 2005 to '11. He also played for Baltimore and New Jersey during his 5-year career. He played college lacrosse at Virginia. He was the starting goaltender for the Canadian national team that won the world championships in 2006.
He is survived by his wife, Brogann, and daughters Stevie and Clementine.