Lidstrom, should he decide to play at least another season, will only return next season in a Red Wings uniform, but wants to discuss his plans with his family before making any decisions.
"You have to be motivated. You have to have that drive. That's what I will think about," Lidstrom was quoted as saying today via the Red Wings Twitter page.
Lidstrom, who turns 42 on Apr. 28, indicated that he thinks he'll make a decision prior to the start of free agency, which begins July 1.
Meanwhile, teammate Tomas Holmstrom is also considering the possibility of hanging up his skates, but like Lidstrom, a timeline hasn't been set.