Source: Doug Weight to retire

Updated: May 24, 2011, 7:41 PM ET
By Mike Hume | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

In a move that comes as little surprise, New York Islanders team captain Doug Weight will announce his retirement at a team news conference Thursday, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The team has been tight-lipped on the nature of the announcement, but it is likely that the 40-year-old center will also be assuming a position within the Islanders organization. The details of that role remain unknown.

After spending much of this past season on the sidelines -- he ...

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