Mike Modano said he isn't ready to announce his retirement, but did say during a recent radio interview that he isn't working out for the 2011-12 season and hasn't spoken to any teams about playing a 22nd season.
"I don't know," he said Thursday when asked about his playing future by Dallas radio station 1310 AM. "I think that was the swan song."
Modano, 41, was limited to just 40 games last season due to a serious arm injury. He severed three tendons and a nerve in his right arm during a game Nov. 26 in Columbus when a Blue Jackets player's skate got caught inside his glove. The injury sidelined him three months and scuttled his hopes for a happy homecoming; Modano had grown up a Red Wings fan in Livonia, Mich.
"The injury really was a big buzz kill," Modano said.