Looks like Mess bows out

Via: New York Daily News

'Last night certainly looked like a farewell. From the presence of Messier's extended family – teenage son Lyon even stood behind the bench for the third period – to the dozens of sticks he autographed and used in the game to the photos for which he posed with teammates and trainers to the pregame phone call from Wayne Gretzky, it had all the trappings. The only thing it did not have was Messier's official word.'