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Doug Weight press conference Thursday, Isles captain likely to retire

Islanders center Doug Weight will return to the

Islanders center Doug Weight will return to the team on a one-year deal, according to general manager Garth Snow. Credit: Christopher Pasatieri

 The Islanders released an advisory for a Thursday press conference about Islanders captain Doug Weight's "future."

Weight, who said on break-up day he is leaning toward retirement, will apparently "announce his decision on the future of his NHL playing career."

Have to imagine that means Weight will be hanging up the skates and assuming a position with the organization.

During this past season Weight sold his home in St. Louis, essentially putting down permanent roots in Long Island.

The 40-year-old veteran was limited to 18 games this season because of a back injury and nerve damage. He has 278 goals and 755 assists in 19 seasons in the NHL.

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