NHL notebook: Red Wings' Holmstrom makes retirement official
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, 7:28 p.m.
• Tomas Holmstrom 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 turns 40 on Wednesday. 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 Red Wings signed 33-year-old defenseman Kent Huskins to a one-year contract. Detroit also recalled forward Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League and put right wing Todd Bertuzzi and defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo on the injured reserve list. Huskins has appeared in 299 NHL games with Anaheim, San Jose and St. Louis. He has 13 goals and 54 assists.
• The Vancouver Canucks went with goalie Cory Schneider when they hosted the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. Schneider started Vancouver's season opener Saturday against Anaheim but was pulled after allowing five goals on 14 shots. Roberto Luongo played the rest of that game and then started the Canucks' 3-2 shootout loss to Edmonton on Sunday. Luongo, the Canucks' former No. 1 goalie, is on the trading block after being displaced by Schneider in last season's playoffs.
• The Los Angeles Kings activated center Anze Kopitar from the non-roster list after their longtime leading scorer missed the season opener with a knee injury. Kopitar injured his knee shortly before the lockout ended in a collision while playing in Sweden. The defending Stanley Cup champions also assigned forward Anthony Stewart to their AHL affiliate in Manchester.
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