It appears Chris Chelios has played his last game for the Detroit Red Wings. According to the Detroit Free Press, Chelios will not be offered a contract by the team after meeting with general manager Ken Holland on Monday.
"I met with Chelios and told him we would not be offering him a contract," Holland told the Free Press. "He wants to play again. I really think that he does have another year in him. I think he can play 10 to 15 minutes. I think he can play on a third pair."
In 28 games this season, the 47-year-old Chelios scored no points with a plus-1 rating.
Over his 26-year career, the Chicago native has scored 185 goals and added 763 assists for 948 points in 1,644 games.
I appreciate everything Chelios has done for this team and for the economy in Michigan (he owns three restaurants here in Michigan). I wish him the very best in everything he does from hear on out. I'll continue to support him by visiting his restaurants every so often. Best of luck, Cheli!!!