Longtime NHL right winger Daniel Alfredsson will announce next week he is retiring, according to the Ottawa Sun.
Alfredsson most recently played with the Detroit Red Wings, but has not played in the 2014-15 season. He has suffered increasingly in recent years from bulging discs in his back, TSN's Darren Dreger notes.
The Sweden native left Ottawa in July 2013 after he could not reach a contract agreement with his longtime team. He then signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with Detroit, where he tallied 18 goals and 31 assists in 2013-14.
Alfredsson is currently in talks with Ottawa about how to structure next week's announcement.
The 41-year-old has scored 444 goals and logged 713 assists across 1,246 career games.
- Will Green