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Brian Rafalski

DETROIT - MAY 6: Brian Rafalski #28 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the San Jose Sharks in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 6, 2011 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Rafalski Agrees To Minor League Deal

Former NHL defenseman Brian Rafalski has agreed to contract terms with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2014

DETROIT - MAY 6: Brian Rafalski #28 of the Detroit Red Wings controls the puck in front of Torrey Mitchell #17 of the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 6, 2011 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 4-3. San Jose leads the series 3-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Detroit Red Wings Notes And Quotes 5-30-11

“I’m not sure if we win the Stanley Cup in ’08 without Brian Rafalski. Not only was he a real good player, he was a perfect fit for Nick Lidstrom.

97.1 The Ticket–05/30/2011

DETROIT - MAY 6: Brian Rafalski #28 of the Detroit Red Wings controls the puck in front of Torrey Mitchell #17 of the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 6, 2011 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 4-3. San Jose leads the series 3-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Rafalski Finally Gives In To Injuries

Continuous back and knee pain this season forced Brian Rafalski to spend more time on the training table getting treatment than he ever has before.

97.1 The Ticket–05/28/2011

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Rafalski Calls It Quits, Will Lidstrom Stay?

“I’m crossing my fingers and toes every night when I go to bed, hoping that we get good news on Nick,” Holland said.

97.1 The Ticket–05/26/2011

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Brian Rafalski Retires

Brian Rafalski’s NHL career came to an end today after 15 seasons, 3 Stanley Cups, and a Silver Medal as part of the 202 US Men’s Hockey team.

97.1 The Ticket–05/25/2011

DETROIT - MAY 6: Brian Rafalski #28 of the Detroit Red Wings controls the puck in front of Torrey Mitchell #17 of the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 6, 2011 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 4-3. San Jose leads the series 3-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Red Wings Call News Conference For Brian Rafalski

The Detroit Red Wings have scheduled a news conference for defenseman Brian Rafalski amid speculation that he will retire.

97.1 The Ticket–05/25/2011

DETROIT - MAY 6: Brian Rafalski #28 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the San Jose Sharks in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 6, 2011 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Matt Dery’s Daily Update 5-24-11

The Red Wings confirm that there will be an 11a.m. news conference tomorrow morning to discuss Brian Rafalski’s future.

97.1 The Ticket–05/24/2011

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Reports: Rafalski Set To Retire

Rafalski, 38, hampered this season with back and knee injuries, is expected to make the announcement “in the coming weeks,” Rogers SportsNet reported on Monday.

97.1 The Ticket–05/24/2011

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 11: Brian Rafalski #28 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 11, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Red Wings defeated the the Devils 4-1.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Stoney’s Blog: Brian Rafalski Set To Retire

Brian Rafalski will retire one year before his contract is up, this according to tweets by former NHLer and current reporter for RogersSportsnet Nick Kypreos.

97.1 The Ticket–05/23/2011

DETROIT,MI- APRIL 13:  Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his 2nd period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at at Joe Louis Arena on April 13, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.(Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Red Wings 4, Coyotes 2

Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen scored midway through the second period to put the Detroit Red Wings ahead, and they went on to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 Wednesday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.

97.1 The Ticket–04/13/2011

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