Yzerman to play in Winter Classic alumni game

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Steve Yzerman plans to play in the alumni game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs on Dec. 31.

The alumni game is scheduled for a day before the Winter Classic between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

Yzerman helped the Red Wings win Stanley Cups in 1997, 1998 and 2002. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009 and is now the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Sergei Fedorov and Brendan Shanahan are also among the Detroit alumni expected to participate.