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Red Wings’ owners issue statement regarding absence from Lidstrom retirement ceremony

From the Wings:


The following statement is attributable to Mike Ilitch owner, Detroit Red Wings:

“While Marian and I would love to be there, we won’t be at tomorrow’s jersey retirement for Nick Lidstrom.  This past year, I had a medical procedure that has kept me out of the spotlight for awhile.  I feel much better now, and I’m stronger every day.  While we may not attend every event, we never miss a game on TV and are very involved in all our businesses every day from home and the office.

“We want to congratulate Nick, his wife Annika, and their family on this honor.  He’s very deserving and we’re so proud and fortunate to have had him as a part of the Red Wings family for more than 20 years.  We thank him with all our hearts.”

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RorSchach's avatar

Get better, old timer.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/05/14 at 05:52 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Glad to see him address his health, will put to rest some of the talk on it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/05/14 at 06:01 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Copy that, Boss.  Maybe he’ll do an address on the Jumbotron at the Joe.

Posted by SYF from Ball's Hill on 03/05/14 at 06:47 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

Godspeed, Mr. Ilitch!

Posted by w2j2 on 03/05/14 at 09:07 PM ET

alwaysaurie's avatar

G’luck, Mr Ilitch, to you and yours.

You’ve been a godsend for Michigan sports, especially the Red Wings.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 03/06/14 at 03:28 AM ET

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