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Hasek, 47, said to be considering NHL return

Reports from a Czech Republic newspaper on Friday indicated that Dominik Hasek wants to make a comeback in the National Hockey League.

The paper, Daily Sports, carried a story saying the 47-year-old goaltender, who won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings after playing most of his career with the Buffalo Sabres, had been visiting the United States and was seeking a return to the NHL.

The report, related on Twitter by the CBC's Elliotte Friedman, quoted Hasek as saying, "For sure, I know what I want even my agent, he knows but I'm not going to make any comments."

Hasek's longtime agent, Rich Winter, told Daily Sports he was not aware of negotiations with any NHL teams.

Hasek retired from the NHL in 2008. He later played one season in the Czech Republic and one season in the Kontinental Hockey League. He did not play professionally in 2011-12.

Hasek has a son, Michael, who attends Michigan State University. Dominik Hasek recently confirmed that he was in the Detroit area recently in order to see him.


Dudley joins Habs

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens will have two assistant general managers after hiring Rick Dudley on Friday.

Dudley, 63, will team with Larry Carriere, who received a contract extension to remain as assistant GM. The announcements were made by new general manager Marc Bergevin.

Dudley, a former coach and player, has spent the last two decades as an NHL executive with several clubs, including Atlanta, Florida, Tampa Bay, Ottawa and Chicago. Dudley was Toronto's director of player personnel last season.

He played seven seasons with the Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets.

Dudley reportedly will not be allowed to help the Canadiens in the upcoming Entry Draft, due to the work he had done in that area with Toronto this past season.