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Hasek retires again; video tribute to Sabres' legendary goalie

Dominik Hasek is done. Again.

One of the two greatest players to wear a Sabres uniform has officially retired for the third time, Hasek told Czech Republic publication Sport. The 47-year-old was hoping to attempt another comeback this season -- he and his agent approached several teams, including the Sabres -- but the NHL lockout has resulted in no interest for the future Hall of Famer.

"It’s very sad,” Hasek told Sport according to a translation provided by the International Ice Hockey Federation. “But there is nothing you can do. I realized that it’s time to retire.”

Hasek hung up his pads after winning the Stanley Cup with Detroit in both 2002 and 2008, but he stayed away just one year each time. In 2011-12, his final season, Hasek played for Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League.

He rocketed to stardom while playing for the Sabres from 1992 to 2001.

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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