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    Henrik Zetterberg Hints at Retirement in Two Years; Admits Trying to Fool the System

    Detroit — When Henrik Zetterberg signed a 12-year contract, the idea of him completing it seemed far-fetched.

    Now, even Zetterberg admits it may not happen.

    Zetterberg, who’ll turn 37 four days after the Red Wings’ season begins, told a Swedish radio station he’ll likely play two more years —although he’s signed through the 2020-21 season.

    Translated from the Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet, Zetterberg said “the only reason why we wrote such a long contact was because of the payroll. It is quite obvious that you try to fool the system. Actually, I may have two years left, but I have also learned to take one year at a time. But I will probably not play until then (2020-21 season, when the contract expires).”
    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/spo...ons/104808640/

    According to the Detroit News, the Red Wings would be on the hook for “a recapture penalty of roughly $5.5 million per the final two seasons” if Zetterberg were to follow through on this. But then they could always stick him on long-term injured reserve with a bad back or some such, thereby avoiding such a penalty as Zetterberg unofficially retires.
    https://sports.yahoo.com/henrik-zett...234731170.html
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    Will probably get some skin issue that will prevent him from playing those last few years

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