"It's tough," said Kris Draper, Maltby's longtime teammate. "We've been together for 13 years. It's tough when you lose somebody like that, you lose a good friend and a good teammate."
Detroit Red Wings put F Kirk Maltby on waivers →
"I played with some great players and because of that, I got my name on four Stanley Cups," Draper said.
Red Wings F Kris Draper retires after 20 seasons →