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      Detroit's Holmstrom makes retirement official


      Tomas Holmstrom has made his retirement official after 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings.


      Holmstrom's announcement Tuesday was no surprise, but the Red Wings held a news conference before their home opener to give the Swedish winger a chance to reflect on a career that included four Stanley Cups and over 1,000 regular-season games.


      Holmstrom, who turns 40 on Wednesday, says he had the greatest job in the world.


      Last season, Holmstrom had 11 goals and 13 assists in 74 games - the 24 points were his lowest total since 1997-98, his second season.


      The gritty forward was known for his hard-nosed play in front of the net.

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