Detroit GM Ken Holland said a decision on Daniel Alfredsson may not come until mid-September.
Daniel Alfredsson will probably get a contract offer from the Red Wings soon.
Daniel Alfredsson reportedly said on a Swedish radio station that he will start skating next week.
Veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson, 41, will decide in late August whether to return to the Detroit Red Wings for another season or retire.
Although Daniel Alfredsson has indicated he wants to play this upcoming season, he wants to make sure his body can handle the physical grind as he has ongoing back issues.
Daniel Alfredsson is interested in returning for the 2014-15 campaign.
The Detroit Red Wings would like to have Daniel Alfredsson on their team next season if he's willing to return for another year.
Daniel Alfredsson isn't expected to make a decision on his playing future until later this month.
Daniel Alfredsson said that if he returns next season, it will likely be with the Red Wings.
Daniel Alfredsson will take Todd Bertuzzi's place in the lineup Saturday afternoon.
Daniel Alfredsson is expected to return to action Saturday afternoon for Game 5 against the Bruins.
Daniel Alfredsson (back) won't play Thursday.
Daniel Alfredsson is dealing with a back injury.
Daniel Alfredsson will miss Sunday's game against St. Louis due to his lingering back problems.