Modano talks about moving on

Modano Speaks Out (0:40)

Mike Modano addresses the rumors surrounding whether or not he will continue to play (0:40)

Mike Modano faced the television cameras today at American Airlines Center, thanking many folks that helped him over the course of a 22-year career with Dallas and said he's not sure where he goes from here. ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins was there. You can read his entire report here. But here's part of it:

He said he wants to take a few weeks before deciding if he wants to continue playing and could decide around the time the free-agency period begins.

"In some ways I expected something of this nature to unfold," Modano said of the Stars' decision Tuesday not to bring him back. "I knew it was coming to be that time, that decision, and that hard choice [needed] to be made, obviously from a GM standpoint. Eventually, you need to go in a direction that's going to be best for the team and I feel for the future. So I know there's a lot of 'he said, she said' things about the rumors about me playing or not playing, but those decisions will be made in the next couple of weeks when the free-agent market opens up."