Lemieux confirms he will play next season

June 7, 2002
PRESTO, Pa. -- In good shape and without any physical problems, Mario Lemieux said Friday he will return to the Pittsburgh Penguins next season.


Lemieux spoke publicly for the first time since early March when he announced a premature end to the 2001-02 season because of a nagging hip injury. He announced his return during the Mario Lemieux Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Club in Nevillewood.

''I just started working out in early May ...

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