Walkom returning to ice

Updated: August 25, 2009, 7:49 PM ET

Stephen Walkom, the NHL's director of officiating, is leaving his position to attempt a comeback as a referee.

"Nothing can replace the excitement of being in a loud NHL arena and in the center of the action," Walkom told ESPN's John Buccigross on Tuesday night. "I missed the action terribly and feel I can serve the game and the NHL best in that capacity right now. I thing I would have regretted not coming back for the rest of my life if I didn't do this. That's how much this means to me."

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