Osgood, Holland conference call scheduled for noon Tuesday

DETROIT — The Wings have scheduled a conference call for noon on Tuesday with long-time goalie Chris Osgood and general manager Ken Holland.

The conference call is being done for one of two reasons. Either Osgood has decided to retire or he has made a decision to return for one more season to backup starter Jimmy Howard.

Osgood recently returned from a golf trip that his teammates paid for to Scotland for recording his 400th career win last year.

Holland was scheduled to meet with Osgood over the weekend to discuss his future.

Osgood, 38, was sidelined midway through last season and wound up needing sports hernia surgery. He was unable to return after suffering a few setbacks during his recovery.

He last played on Jan. 4.

Osgood said during the end- of-season locker cleanout that hadn’t put much thought into returning for another season.

The Wings have also had talks with Ty Conklin, 35, who remains unsigned, about possibly backing up Howard.

Conklin played one season with Detroit (2008-09) and recorded a career-high 25 wins, going 25-11-2 with a 2.51 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage.

He played the last two seasons with the St. Louis Blues in a backup role, struggling last year with a record of 8-8-4 and a 3.22 goals-against average and .881 save percentage.

Conklin, who was not claimed when the Blues placed him on waivers last February, made $1.4 million last season.

Last week, the Wings re-signed Joey MacDonald.


One response to “Osgood, Holland conference call scheduled for noon Tuesday

  1. Ozzie, PLEASE retire! You have had your day in the sun and now the sun has set, kick back with a cold drink in your hand realize that you HAD a great run and its OVER!

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