Brodeur to drop puck before Blues game Thursday

Opponents and former teammates were both happy and sad to see one of the game's greats finally hang up his skates.

Martin Brodeur will officially announce his retirement at a press conference Thursday morning and the St. Louis Blues said the NHL’s all-time leader in wins and shutouts will also drop the puck before the game against Nashville.

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As first reported by Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, Brodeur decided to retire and join St. Louis’ front office as assistant GM, at least for the remainder of this season. Brodeur signed with the Blues in early December while Brian Elliott was injured, but when Elliott returned, it crowded St. Louis’ crease between him, goalie of the future Jake Allen, and Brodeur.

On Tuesday, New Jersey’s Lou Lamoriello joined Prime Time Sports and said Brodeur left the organization on good terms and that he was confident the greatest player the organization has ever had would eventually return.

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