- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2011

DETROIT (AP) - A person familiar with the decision says defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom will return to play for the Detroit Red Wings.

The person spoke on Monday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to announce the move.

A conference call is scheduled for later Monday.

The 41-year-old Swede had been contemplating coming back for a 20th season or retiring.

Lidstrom is a Norris Trophy finalist for the 11th time in 13 seasons. If he wins the award for being the NHL’s top defenseman _ it would be his seventh _ he will match Doug Harvey’s total and trail Bobby Orr’s record by only one.

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