OTTAWA SUN: reported yesterday the agent for recently acquired Senators defenseman Lee Sweatt, 26, confirms his client has decided to retire to pursue business opportunities.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This surprising move will undoubtedly puzzle some hockey fans, who probably can’t understand why a young man with a reasonable shot of eking out an NHL playing career would choose instead to retire and consider business opportunities.  Sweatt probably concluded his odds of having an NHL career weren’t that great, and his interest in opportunities outside hockey was stronger than playing the game itself. Best of luck to him in his new endeavours.