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Martin Brodeur To Announce Retirement

The goaltending legend took some extended time off and came to the conclusion that he should've come to at the end of last season.

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At the end of last season, Martin Brodeur left the door open for a comeback. The 42 year old goaltender could've retired after an emotional send-off from the New Jersey Devils, but instead, that nagging voice guided him back to the crease to fill in for Brian Elliott. Upon Elliott's return, there wasn't a spot for Brodeur on the ice anymore; after a couple weeks away, Brodeur has had time to realize that it's time to hang up the skates.

Martin Brodeur will retire a Blue, and he will stay with the organization in a front office role, according to the Post-Dispatch and TSN.

Lifetime, Brodeur finishes with a  691-397-154 record. A hundred and twenty five of those wins are shutouts, the last of which came December 29th against the Colorado Avalanche. As a Blue, he was 3-3, with a 2.87 save percentage and a .899 GAA. Perhaps that last stat line helped Brodeur reconsider. Perhaps it's that no other team was in need of his services. Perhaps reality just finally set in.

Brodeur will be working in the Blues' front office for the remainder of the season, but will be heading back to New Jersey for the next year, according to TSN and Devil's GM/Coach Lou Lamoriello.