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It can be hard to say goodbye to the ice, after playing 20 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and leaving an influential stamp on the franchise, Niklas Lidstrom retired back in May. Just over a month later, Lidstrom has decided to stay with the Red Wings as a scout, most likely in Europe.

The announcement came on Sunday from Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill during the Red Wings prospect camp.
“We haven’t really sat down [and determined] to what extent, but he’ll be in the organization and do everything he can to help us out,” Nill said. “We might bring him back here. It depends on the situation. His terms. We wanted to keep him in the organization.”

Red Wings fans are sure to rejoice knowing that Lidstrom will still hold a glove towards the organizations youth; even after his retirement.

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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