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USA TODAY International Edition - - SPORTS - Edited by Mike Brehm

“I KNOW, I KNOW. I RE­ALLY THOUGHT I WAS GO­ING TO PLAY LONGER THAN (JAROMIR) JAGR, TOO. BUT HERE WE ARE.”

NHL player Ver­non Fid­dler, 37, who an­nounced his re­tire­ment on “The Play­ers’ Tri­bune.” He played 877 games (with the Preda­tors, Coy­otes, Stars and Stars), com­pared with stil­lun­signed Jagr’s 1,711.

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