Pavel Datsyuk is expected to address his future Saturday, when he'll be available to reporters at his youth hockey camp in the Detroit area.
Datsyuk revealed plans in April to leave the Detroit Red Wings with a year left on his contract to reunite with his teenage daughter and continue his career in Russia. But after being quoted in a Detroit Free Press story saying he would retire from the NHL, Datsyuk told reporters there was a chance he could change his mind.
Datsyuk's agent, Dan Milstein, had said the Red Wings center would return to Russia following the initial Detroit Free Press report.
Datsyuk, 37, has had a dazzling career, having spent all 14 years of his NHL career in the Motor City. Detroit drafted him in the sixth round in 1998, and he helped the Red Wings win the Stanley Cup in 2002 as a rookie. He was one of the franchise's stars when it won another title in 2008.
Datsyuk has one year remaining on his contract that comes with a salary-cap charge of $7.5 million. Because it was signed after he was 35, the Red Wings will be stuck with that cap hit next season if Datsyuk is in Russia.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.