Mario Lemieux, the Penguin's center is set to announce his second retirement at a press conference at Mellon Arena.
Lemieux, 40, hasn't played for more than a month, since December 16, due to problems caused by irregular heartbeat. The player was diagnosed with arterial fibrillation.
The hockey player first retired in 1997, getting in the Hall of Fame later that year. The seventh scorer in the NHL history with 690 goals and over 1000 assists in slightly over 900 games.
Lemieux assumed ownership of the team in 1999, when it came out of bankruptcy and started playing again in 2000, helping the Penguins advance to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2001.
Lemieux's group announced last week that it will sell the team, and the new owners might move out of Pittsburgh by 2007. The team partnered with a casino company that will build a $290 million arena, but there seems to be little hope they will remain in the city.
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