Looks like you can add this to the long list of things that I’ve been wrong about… a source has confirmed to Ansar Khan that Chris Osgood will, in fact, retire from playing and has accepted a position within the organization. That leads us to believe, then, that the call is being made (in lieu of a press conference) because both Holland and Osgood are home in British Columbia.
Per an e-mail, followed by a tweet, from the Detroit Red Wings, the team has scheduled a conference call for Tuesday at noon featuring general manager Ken Holland and goaltender Chris Osgood.
Speculation is rampant, but The Production Line is confident that this signals the return of Chris Osgood for another year split between the end of the bench and the injured list. The team doesn’t generally let their players retire on a conference call — instead opting for a full scale press conference, allowing for photographs and video.
Case in point: Nicklas Lidstrom got a conference call. Brian Rafalski had a press conference.
Stay tuned for details and heads exploding.
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