The Detroit Red Wings have retired Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 jersey.
Terry Gregson is retiring as the NHL's head of officiating.
Boston Bruins star Tim Thomas confirmed what general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters on Friday: that the two-time Vezina Trophy winner is planning on taking next season off.
Before the Rangers face the Thrashers on Thursday night, Brian Leetch's No. 2 will be raised to the Madison Square Garden rafters alongside Mark Messier's No. 11 and Mike Richter's No. 35.
Nearly 10 months after he played his last game, New York Rangers goaltender Mike Richter retired Thursday.
Defenseman Calle Johansson retired Thursday.