So… apparently Marian Hossa isn't retiring?
The 39-year-old revealed he was hanging his skates up as a result of a skin condition but has seemingly changed his mind. According to ta3.com, Hossa dismissed the idea at his 10th annual Star of Children charity event.
The initial news broke after Hossa reportedly announced his intention to retire with Slovakian newspaper Novy Cas in May. He recorded 525 goals and 609 assists in 1,309 career games and played his last game in the 2016-17 season.
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Based on the nature of his condition, it's unlikely Hossa will actually resume action. However, staying in the league can keep him on the LTIR and will allow him to continue getting paid for the coming years. So if you think about it, officially retiring wouldn't really make a lot of sense.
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Hossa’s last action may have come in 2017, but he did manage to score 26 goals that season. Who knows if he'll ever hit the ice again, but as for now, it seems as though he has no interest in "officially retiring".