Twitter is abuzz with the news that Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski is set to retire.
I do know he’s doing a lot of thinking. I did meet with him at the end of the year. I’ve had conversations with him. For lack of better words, I do know he’s doing a lot of thinking about next year. Heâ’s got to make some decisions. I haven’t talked to him in a week. He hasn’t told me he’s retiring.
There are rumors of a Wednesday press conference to announce the retirement.
Rafalski has one year remaining on the five-year contract he signed with Detroit in 2007. As he signed the deal before he turned 35, the $6 million he is due to make would not be applied to the team’s salary cap for next season.