Mike Comrie retires from NHL after 3rd hip surgery

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TORONTO (AP) -- Mike Comrie retired from the NHL on Monday after a third hip operation in five years.

The 31-year-old center announced his retirement two weeks after his latest hip procedure, saying in a statement he was no longer able to "manage the rigors of NHL play." A two-time 30-goal scorer, Comrie was limited to 127 games over the last three seasons.

Comrie played 589 NHL regular-season games with Edmonton, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Ottawa, the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh. He had 168 goals and 197 assists. He also had four goals and six assists in 32 career playoff games.

He finished his career last season with Pittsburgh. Comrie had just one goal and five assists in 21 games with the Penguins and was an unrestricted free agent when he retired.