In a surprise if not shocking move sources tell Sportsnet the #RedWings will announce retirement of D Brian Rafalski as early as this week.
What's more surprising #Redwings Rafalski walks away from 6M he was scheduled to earn next year. With the news look for Lidstrom to return.
http://twitter.com/#!/DarrenDreger/status/72779920408981504Injuries the main reason #Redwings Rafalski shuts down a great career. He played throughout the play-offs without a ACL in his knee.
Confirming. 37 year old d-man Brian Rafalski will announce his retirement with 1 year remaining on his deal at $6 mil.