Dominik Hasek will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame next month. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek’s No. 39 on Jan. 13

BUFFALO – The Sabres will retire legend Dominik Hasek’s No. 39 prior to the Jan. 13, 2015 game against the Detroit Red Wings, the team announced this afternoon.

Hasek, one of the greatest goalies in NHL history, will become the franchise’s seventh retired number.

The Czech will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 17. The Sabres inducted him into their Hall of Fame on March 29.

The opponent holds some significance. Hasek played four seasons in Detroit, winning two Stanley Cups.

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