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Lemieux back in NHL after long absence

Updated: January 19, 2009, 7:26 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Nearly six years after Claude Lemieux retired, he's back to pester the NHL again.

The San Jose Sharks recalled the 43-year-old forward from their AHL affiliate on Monday, adding a four-time Stanley Cup winner to a team already tied for the overall league lead.

Lemieux probably will be in San Jose's lineup Tuesday night against Vancouver. He spent the past eight weeks riding the bus and playing against the next generation in Worcester, Mass., making sure his physical ...

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