Martin Brodeur to announce retirement Thursday

St. Louis, MO ( - Goaltender Martin Brodeur will announce his retirement from the NHL on Thursday at Scottrade Center.

Brodeur will stay with the Blues organization in a management role in hockey operations, the team announced Tuesday.

Brodeur joined St. Louis in early December when the Blues lost goaltender Brian Elliott to an injury. He played seven games over a month, posting a record of 3-3-0 with a 2.87 goals-against average and one shutout.

When Elliott returned in early January, Brodeur did not play again and he was granted a leave of absence to decide his future.

The 42-year-old veteran had spent his entire career with the New Jersey Devils, capturing three Stanley Cup titles and winning the Vezina Trophy four times.

Brodeur and the Devils parted ways this summer when New Jersey decided Cory Schneider would be its franchise netminder going forward. Brodeur still wanted to play, however, and went unsigned through training camp and the start of the regular season before joining the Blues.

A lock for the Hockey Hall of Fame, Brodeur holds regular season NHL goaltending records for wins (691), shutouts (125), games played (1,266) and minutes played (74,438) while in postseason history, he ranks first in starts (204) and shutouts (24) and second in wins (113).