The 2010-11 NHL season did not go according to plan for Mike Modano, to say the least. A year ago when he signed with his hometown team, the hope was he would have a great year for the Red Wings and be able to end his career on a high note. For the first part of the season, that looked like it was going to happen. Then Modano suffered a serious wrist injury and was never really the same. He played in only 40 regular season games and scored only four goals, and during the playoffs he was a healthy scratch more often than not.â†µ
With the Red Wings basically set at forward for next season, they have no plans to bring Modano back. During the playoffs it sounded like Modano wasn't going to play for another season anywhere in the NHL, but he hasn't closed the book on his career just yet.â†µ
"I've just been taking it easy," said Modano, the host of the event. "I've been on some vacations, kind of lying around playing some golf and not really in a rush to make a decision one way or the other about what's going to happen."â†µ
Even though he feels no rush to make a decision, one is expected to be made sometime this month. If he can find an opportunity somewhere, Modano could continue his career for one more season, and if not, he will likely hang up his skates after a great two decades in the NHL.