Lemieux announces retirement
PITTSBURGH -- Penguins star and owner Mario Lemieux, one of hockey's greatest players, announced his retirement for the second time at a news conference held Tuesday afternoon.
Lemieux, a Hall of Famer who won Stanley Cups and scoring titles and then battled through cancer and heart problems in a comeback, announced his decision at a news conference.
"If I could still play this game I would be on the ice," Lemieux said. "This is it, and it hurts."
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