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Mike Modano to retire a Star

Updated: September 23, 2011, 1:52 AM ET
By Mark Stepneski | ESPNDallas.com

The Dallas Stars will sign Mike Modano to a one-day contract so that he can retire as a member of the team. The deal will be worth $999,999 based on his jersey No. 9. Of course, Modano won't collect the money. Once he puts his name on the contract, he'll retire.

Modano will hold a news conference Friday to announce his retirement.

"Mike Modano will always be the face of this franchise. He means so much to our organization and all of our fans," said general manager Joe Nieuwendyk, ...

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