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Red Wings centre Greg Johnson retires with heart abnormality

Johnson, 35, was diagnosed with a hereditary heart abnormality during his training camp physical. He played for 12 seasons and signed with Detroit as a free agent after playing with the Nashville Predators for most of his career.

He broke into the NHL with Detroit and also played with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks.

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He scored 145 goals and 224 assists in 785 games and is Nashville’s career leader with 502 games.

Johnson will join the Red Wings in a player development capacity, according to a release.