Earlier I speculated as to which players are candidates to leave the league or retire outright.
Here is a tracking list of who actually retired or left the league for European leagues:
Glen Wesley, Carolina Hurricanes
Dominik Hasek, Detroit Red Wings
Mattias Norstrom, Dallas Stars
Trevor Linden, Vancouver Canucks
Left For Europe
Chris Simon, Minnesota Wild - signed with Vityaz Podolsk Chekhov of Russia.
Sami Kapanen, Philadelphia Flyers - returning to Finland to play with KalPa Kuopio. He is part owner.
Niko Kapanen, Phoenix Coyotes - signed 2 year deal with AK Bars Kazan in Russia.