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Nicklas Lidstrom To Stay With Red Wings As A Scout

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have hired former star defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom as a scout.

Assistant general manager Jim Nill confirmed the move Sunday, adding that Lidstrom would likely be based in Europe. Lidstrom plans to move back to his native Sweden.

He retired in May after winning seven Norris Trophies as the NHL’s top defenseman and helping the Red Wings win four Stanley Cups in 20 seasons with the franchise.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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