NHL veteran Huselius retires from hockey

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Kristian Huselius is retiring from the game of hockey because of a hip injury, the veteran announced on Tuesday.

“(My hip) has become worse and worse every game,” Huselius said in a statement to the Swedish media outlet Aftonbladet. “So I have taken the decision to stop with hockey altogether.”

The 34-year-old native of Osterhaninge, Sweden played the last four seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Huselius also played for the Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers.

Huselius played five games with AIK in the Swedish Elite League this season before making the decision to retire.

In 662 career NHL games he registered 190 goals and 451 points.