Found May 31, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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I heard Ken Holland mention this in passing during several interviews I’m cobbling together at present, and, thankfully, MLive’s Ansar Khan is confirming it: Ken Holland, incidentally, confirmed today that Lidstrom had a hairline fracture in his ankle, not just a deep bone bruise. (cont.) ... But the injury had no bearing on Lidstrom’s decision. The ankle would have been fine if he wanted to play next season.
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