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Biron announces retirement

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Updated: 10/20/2013 5:31 pm

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Martin Biron has announced his retirement.

The Rangers' former backup goaltender announced he's hanging up the pads on Sunday, less than a week since being placed on waivers and a subsequent assignment to Hartford the American Hockey League after going unclaimed.

"After thinking about it it with my family, I've decided to retire as a player and move on to a new chapter. Thank you all for your support," the veteran netminder said on his Twitter account.

Biron appeared in two games during the Rangers' ugly 1-4-0 start this season, and had a record of 0-1-0 with a 7.61 goals-against average and .763 save percentage.

He had an infamous relief stint for starter Henrik Lundqvist in a 9-2 loss at San Jose, where he was victimized by Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl's behind-the- back and between-the-legs breakaway goal late in the contest.

A former first-round draft pick (16th overall) of the Buffalo Sabres in 1995, Biron made his NHL debut later that year, going 0-2-0 with a 5.05 GAA in three appearances.

The Quebec native was soon sent back to juniors, then bounced between the AHL and NHL for several years before finally gaining a starting spot with the Sabres in 2001-02. Biron also played for the Flyers and Islanders, then landed with the Rangers in 2010.

Over 508 regular-season appearances, Biron posted a 230-191-52 record, 2.62 GAA and 28 shutouts. He was 11-12 with a 2.87 GAA and two whitewashes in 23 postseason starts, with Philadelphia in 2008 and '09.

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