After Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement on Thursday, teammate Tomas Holmstrom is now left to make a decision of his own about his pending retirement.
The 39-year-old, who has routinely driven to the rink with Lidstrom, has admitted that he will miss the drives to Joe Louis Arena.
Holmstrom is also pondering retirement, after 15 seasons with the Wings, who selected him in the 10th round, 257th overall in the 1994 NHL Draft.
"Some days I feel like yes (I'll return), and some days no, and some days it's just aches and pain," Holmstrom said.
The veteran forward is expected to make a decision in the coming weeks, although the Red Wings might not have room on the roster for Holmstrom next season, looking to give a chance to some of their top prospects.
In 74 games this past season, Holmstrom tallied 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points.