CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -Theo Fleury's career is ending in the place it began.
The 41-year-old forward has decided to give up his comeback attempt and retire as a member of the Calgary Flames.
"I could not sign with another team," he said. "I retire a Calgary Flame."
The Flames released him from a tryout last week.
Fleury was attempting to return to the NHL after a six-year absence and managed to record four points in four preseason games with Calgary.
But with 14 forwards under contract, securing a spot as one of the team's top-six forwards proved too much.