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Detroit Red Wings' Kirk Maltby To Retire

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The Red Wings have called a news conference for 5:30 p.m. to announce Kirk Maltby is retiring.

Maltby, 37, has been with the Wings since March of 1996. Originally a third-round pick of Edmonton’s in the 1992 draft, Maltby has played 908 of his 1,072 NHL games for the Wings. In his heyday he was a member of the Grind Line along with Kris Draper and Joe Kocur, playing a significant role in helping the Wings to Stanley Cups in 1997 and 1998. He also won Cups in 2002 and 2008, playing fewer minutes but still making a contribution.

Through the years, Draper, who joined the Wings in 1993, has become a close friend.

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