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Detroit Red Wing’s Kirk Maltby to Retire

Kirk MaltbyThe Detroit Red Wings will hold a press conference today at 5:30pm Est. time. Expected to attend are Red Wings GM Ken Holland and forward Kirk Maltby.

Maltby has been sent down to the Red Wing’s AHL affiliate the Grand Rapids Griffins this year to make room for other up and coming players. Maltby, nearing the end of his career, may decide to retire instead of playing.

Over his lengthy career, Maltby has 4 Stanley Cups, all with the Detroit Red Wings. In 1072 games played, he has scored 128 goals and 132 assists totaling 260 points as well as a +18 rating. Although his stats may not be as stellar as some other players, Maltby has been a valuable asset to the Red Wings organization, both in the locker room, and on ice playing a significant grind line role and an excellent penalty kill.

From a fan, I wish you the best in your endeavors if you do decide to retire Maltby.


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