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Alex Steen announces retirement after 15 seasons in the NHL

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Longtime NHL forward Alex Steen is hanging up the skates for good due to a back injury he sustained last season that has resulted in “multiple levels of degenerative herniated discs of his lumbar spine”.

The 36-year old officially announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday.

“This has been an emotional process…But as I look back on my years in hockey, I would like to thank our organization, our city, our fans and my teammates as I am so proud of all the teams I was part of” said Steen.

Steen leaves the game with 1,018 career games and 15 seasons split between the St. Louis Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs. During his career, he posted 245 goals, 377 assists and a plus-42 rating to go along with a Stanley Cup title we won with the Blues in 2019.

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Joe Thornton out at least a month with rib fracture

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The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without one of their top six forwards for a while.

The team announced that veteran Joe Thornton will be sidelined for a minimum of four weeks after sustaining a rib fracture while getting hit into the boards early in the third period of their 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

The 41-year old has recorded one goal, one assist and a minus-1 rating in five games this season.

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Why is Pierre-Luc Dubois asking to be traded? | NSS Live with Frank D’Angelo

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On the most recent episode of ‘NSS Live’: Frank D’Angelo, Bill Watters and Phil Esposito discussed the Pierre-Luc Dubois saga in Columbus and why the Blue Jackets forward demanded a trade request out of nowhere.

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Bruins to retire Willie O’Ree’s number 22 this season

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The Boston Bruins are set to honor the NHL’s first black player in a big way.

The team announced they are retiring Willie O’Ree’s number 22 and hanging it up in the rafters at TD Garden during a ceremony prior to their game against the New Jersey Devils on February 18.

The 85-year old, who made his NHL debut for the Bruins back in 1958, has already been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame under the builder category.

He ended his brief NHL career with four goals and 10 assists in 45 combined games. He also enjoyed a lengthy career in the WHL with the Los Angeles Blades and San Diego Gulls in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

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