Milan Hejduk RW COL 10 Months

Milan Hejduk officially announced his retirement on Monday.

He played all 14 of his NHL seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, where he had 375 goals and 805 points in 1,020 games. "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," Hejduk said in a statement released by the Avalanche. "I realized my lifelong dream of not only playing in the NHL but winning a Stanley Cup. My family and I are proud to call Denver home and are enjoying our time together." We wish him the best in whatever he chooses to do next.

Milan Hejduk RW COL Aug 24 '79

Milan Hejduk will reportedly announce his retirement.

That's based on a quote Hejduk gave to a Czech Republic daily newspaper. As early as July, Hejduk was interested in signing a new contract, but the unrestricted free agent never agreed to terms with an NHL club. At his height, Hejduk led the NHL with 50 goals in 2002-03 and he played a key role in the Colorado Avalanche winning the Stanley Cup in 2001. He spent his entire career with the Avalanche and ended up with 375 goals and 805 points in 1,020 games.

Milan Hejduk RW COL Apr 18 '79

Milan Hejduk is interested in extending his NHL career.

Hejduk is an unrestricted free agent, but the Colorado Avalanche don't appear to be interested in re-signing him. He has spent his entire NHL career with Colorado, but he's open to signing elsewhere. "He wants to keep playing," Hejduk's agent, Jiri Crha said. "If there is any team that really wants to use him for his offensive skills, he still believes he could do it." He had 11 points in 29 games while averaging 13:09 minutes last season.

Milan Hejduk RW COL Feb 03 '79

Milan Hejduk won't dress in Friday's game at Phoenix, but he will play in Saturday's regular-season finale back home versus Minnesota.

He has been a healthy scratch for the past two games, as Colorado evaluates some of their younger players. It is likely that Hejduk retires after this season, even though he hasn't made anything official yet, so Saturday's contest could act as a farewell appearance for the long-time Avalanche winger.

Milan Hejduk RW COL Jan 28 '79

Milan Hejduk (shoulder) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

Hejduk is expected to play in Friday's game against Edmonton. He has four goals and 11 points in 27 games this season.

Milan Hejduk RW COL Jan 27 '79

Milan Hejduk will return to action Friday night after getting over his shoulder injury.

He hasn't played since March 30, but will get back into the fold during the team's final five games. They may also be the last contests of his NHL career.

Milan Hejduk RW COL Jan 24 '79

Milan Hejduk (shoulder) practiced with full contact on Sunday and could return to the Colorado lineup as soon as Monday.

Hejduk has missed the last eight games with the injury and has only four goals and 11 points this season. Hejduk may be playing in his last NHL season but has not determined his future as of yet. "I'm not really sure right now. We'll sit down and make some decisions after the season," said Hejduk who is 37 years of age.

Milan Hejduk RW COL Jan 21 '79

Milan Hejduk (shoulder) will not play on Thursday.

It will be the seventh straight game that Hejduk has missed. It initially looked like he might return, but he should still be considered day-to-day.

Milan Hejduk RW COL Jan 18 '79

Milan Hejduk (shoulder) is expected to be ready to return to the lineup Thursday.

Hejduk has been sidelined since March 30 with the injury. He has only four goals and 11 points in 27 games this season and is no longer relevant in fantasy circles.

Milan Hejduk RW COL Jan 18 '79

Milan Hejduk skated on Monday but is still not ready to return to action after his shoulder injury.

Just an FYI as Hejduk is likely on the last legs of a good NHL career. He has only four goals and 11 points in 27 games this season.