Sunday, July 31, 2005

Yzerman to Meet With Wings Monday

The Red Wings will meet with Captain Steve Yzerman on Monday, where the sides will discuss the one-year offer that would bring him back for a 22nd season with the team. Initially, the sides planned on meeting this weekend, but reportedly had trouble getting in touch. Yzerman will become an Unrestricted Free Agent at noon on Monday, but he has said he will either play for the Wings or retire. The discussion on Monday will likely include what role the Wings intend Yzerman to have, and whether it would be better for both sides to put him into a front office position with the team. Yzerman has always desired to make a transition into team management. Also, there is concern about Yzerman's health. Can his knees take another season, especially with a year of not playing hockey, and how will his eye injury and any lingering symptoms affect his play? Such will be the concerns discussed tomorrow. Stayed tuned for an update tomorrow. UPDATE 8/1 8:43pm TSN now says sides will meet sometime this week.


At 8/01/2005 04:48:00 PM, Blogger GabrielP said...

Is it just me or is the lack of updates on this story concerning to anyone else?

At 8/01/2005 05:24:00 PM, Blogger Matt Saler said...

I'll be concerned if we don't hear anything by tomorrow. The concern will be that he's retiring, not that he's going somewhere else, though.


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