Dallas Stars defenseman Craig Ludwig retired after 17 National Hockey League seasons and will remain with the team as a scout, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
Ludwig, 38, became an unrestricted free agent after the season, in which he helped the Stars to their first Stanley Cup. He wasn't offered a contract by the team, the paper said.
A shot-blocking specialist, he totaled 38 goals, 184 assists and 1,437 penalty minutes in 1,256 games with the Canadiens, Islanders, North Stars and Stars.
Elsewhere in the NHL:
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed three players, including veteran wing Tom Chorske. The 32-year-old Chorske played for the New York Islanders, Washington and Calgary last season and appeared in 26 games. Also signed were forwards Greg Crozier and Dyland Gyori.
Restricted free-agent defenseman Aki Berg is returning to the Los Angeles Kings, having agreed to terms of a one-year contract with the NHL team. Berg played in his native Finland last year.
A bankcuptcy court today approved the purchase of the Pittsburgh Penguins by Mario Lemieux.