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Al Sobotka No Longer With The Organization

03/30/2022 at 3:29pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Al Sobotka, longtime Zamboni driver and favorite of Red Wings fans, has been terminated by the organization, sources confirmed with The Detroit News on Wednesday afternoon.

Sobotka was long known for twirling an octopus and igniting the crowds at Joe Louis Arena and Little Caesars Arena, specifically during the playoffs.

There was no immediate comment from the Red Wings. Sobotka refused comment.

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