MALONEY QUITTING: New York Islanders LW Don Maloney, a 13-year veteran, announced his retirement, but said he plans to remain with the team in an as-yet-undetermined capacity. Maloney played in 12 games for the Islanders this season, with no goals and five assists. His last game for the Islanders was Nov. 18 against the Oilers in Edmonton.

He appeared in 765 regular season games with the New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers and Islanders. He had 214 goals and 350 assists for 564 points, with 815 penalty minutes.

Maloney's playoff totals include 22 goals and 35 assists for 57 points, all with the Rangers.

General Manager Bill Torrey said Maloney will be exposed to all facets of the Islanders' organization.

"He has no job title yet," Torrey said. "He will start off spending half his day with {Coach} Al {Arbour}, and the other half with me."

DEVILS NOTES: Kirk Muller recorded his 500th career point Wednesday night, becoming the first Devils player to reach that milestone. New Jersey ended a six-game losing streak by tying Chicago, 2-2, but the Devils are winless in 10 games (0-6-4) since Dec. 23.

DEALING: The Rangers obtained veteran D Joe Cirella from the Nordiques for D Aaron Miller and a 1991 fifth-round draft choice. Cirella, in his ninth NHL season, has two goals and 10 assists in 39 games this season. Miller, a sophomore at the University of Vermont, was drafted by the Rangers in 1989. The Rangers also recalled RW Tie Domi from Binghamton of the AHL.