Nicklas Lidstrom will play for the Red Wings' alumni team in a Winter Classic contest against the Maple Leafs.
The Detroit Red Wings will retire Nicklas Lidstrom's No. 5 on March 6 before a game against the Colorado Avalanche.
Nicklas Lidstrom hasn't been tempted to back away from his retirement and return for another season.
Nicklas Lidstrom's number will not be retired this season.
Detroit coach Mike Babcock talked to Nicklas Lidstrom on Tuesday and the future Hall of Fame defenseman doesn't plan on reconsidering his retirement.
Nicklas Lidstrom won't be able to help the Detroit Red Wings directly as a player next season, but he'll use his hockey knowledge as a scout.
The Red Wings engaged their fans in a novel promotion this past week.
Nicklas Lidstrom, 42, officially called it a career on Thursday after 20 NHL seasons.
If Nicklas Lidstrom announces his retirement on Thursday, and it's very likely that he will do so, he will have led every Red Wings team he's ever played for to the playoffs.
Nicklas Lidstrom and Detroit GM Ken Holland will meet with the media at a news conference Thursday and according to reports it will be to announce his retirement.
Nicklas Lidstrom isn't ready to make a decision regarding his future.
Detroit GM Ken Holland will meet with veteran defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom in the next few weeks.
Nicklas Lidstrom was not one of the three nominees for the James Norris Trophy this season.
Red Wings GM Ken Holland is hoping that Nicklas Lidstrom will come to a decision about his future by mid-June.