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Source: Nicklas Lidstrom to retire

Updated: May 31, 2012, 1:23 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom will announce his retirement after 20 NHL seasons at a news conference Thursday afternoon, a source told ESPN.com on Wednesday.

"He's going to announce tomorrow his decision for next year. I'll let Nick, he's played 20 years, he can make his own announcement," Detroit general manager Ken Holland told reporters after the GMs met in New York before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Lidstrom, a surefire Hall of Famer, won the ...

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