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Koharski retires after 32 years on ice

Updated: April 10, 2009, 1:35 PM ET
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Don Koharski is ready for his next challenge.

The veteran referee completed a 32-year on-ice NHL career in Thursday night's game between the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"I'm ready," Koharski said before the game. "I just finished my last road trip, four games in eight days. At about Day 6 of the road trip, I said, 'Yeah, I made the right decision.' "

The 53-year-old Koharski is expected to join NHL management to work with and recruit on-ice ...

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