Steve Yzerman will indeed be at the Alumni game at Comerica Park according to the Detroit Red Wings.
The press release sent out from the Wings however doesn’t actually say he’ll play in the game.
Here’s the release from the team.
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced that former captain Steve Yzerman has committed to the team’s alumni roster for the 2013 Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Alumni Showdown™ on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Comerica Park as part of the 2013 SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival™.
Yzerman was noncommittal the couple of times he met with the media and was asked if he would take part in the annual game that takes place the day before the Winter Classic.
“Steve is one of the greatest Red Wings players ever,” said Wings GM Ken Holland said in the press release. “His presence at the Alumni Showdown makes a great day even better.”
Among the players committed to playing are Niklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Tomas Holmstrom, Brendan Shanahan, Chris Chelios, Chris Osgood and Paul Coffey.