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Osgood set to retire

9:43 AM, Jul 19, 2011   |    comments
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Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Red Wings veteran goaltender Chris Osgood is set to announce his retirement.

The Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday that the 38-year-old will hold a conference call at noon (et), when he is expected to hang up his pads and take a front office position with the franchise.

Osgood played 13 of his 16 NHL seasons in Detroit, winning three Stanley Cups (1997-98, 2008), and recording more than 300 of his 401 lifetime wins. He was the backup goaltender for the 1997 champs and backstopped the Wings to titles as the starter in 1998 and 2008.

A former third-round pick of Detroit back in 1991, Osgood made his pro debut during the 1993-94 season. He stayed in the Motor City until 2001, when the Islanders selected him in that year's waiver draft. A brief year-plus stint with the Blues followed from 2003-04, but the Wings decided to take a second chance on him as a free agent in 2005.

The Alberta native posted his 400th career victory on December 27 in Denver against old rival Colorado -- becoming one of only 10 netminders in NHL history to record as many wins.

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