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Red Wings’ Holmstrom Expected To Retire; Zetterberg To Wear C

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VANCOUVER, CANADA - FEBRUARY 2: Goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks stops the deflection of Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings during the first period in NHL action on February 02, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks tries to help defend on the play.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

VANCOUVER, CANADA – FEBRUARY 2: Goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks stops the deflection of Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings during the first period in NHL action on February 02, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks tries to help defend on the play. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

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The Detroit Red Wings already said goodbye to one long-time Red Wing in the last year, and it sounds like they’re going to make it two.

Tomas Holmstrom, 39, spent the last 15 seasons with the Red Wings after they made him a 10th-round draft pick back in 1994. After last season his contract expired, making him a free agent. He was left to ponder the possibilities of playing elsewhere or returning for another season with the Wings. Because of the lockout he had even longer to think it over, but it appears now his mind is made up.

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