Hobbled Comrie finally retires

Mike Comrie, who hasn't played in the NHL yet this season due to multiple hip surgeries, retired on Monday.

Comrie's agent. Ritch Winter, made the announcement earlier in the day on his Twitter account.

"My career has afforded me a series of phenomenal opportunities to play and become friends with some of the greatest people I have ever known and some of the greatest players who have ever played this game," Comrie said in a statement issued on Winter's web site. "To have made the lasting friendships I enjoy today with so many of my former teammates is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life. It���s the reward that has made all the hard work, the trades, the moves and the surgeries worthwhile."

The 31-year-old last took the ice on April 10, 2011, suiting up for five regular-season games at the end of the campaign. He missed four months of action from late November until late March, and underwent a hip procedure in late December of 2010.

In 21 games for the Pens, the Alberta native picked up just one goal and six points.

A University of Michigan product who was taken in the third round of the 1999 draft by Edmonton, Comrie played 10 seasons with the Oilers, Flyers, Coyotes, Senators, Islanders and Penguins.

He totaled 168 goals and 365 points with 443 penalty minutes over 589 regular- season tilts, adding four goals and 10 points in 32 playoff games.