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Yzerman 'pretty much a slam dunk' to return

Updated: May 2, 2003, 4:19 PM ET
Associated Press

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DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman is expected to return for a 21st NHL season after missing most of this year because of knee surgery.

"It's pretty much a slam dunk as far as I know,'' assistant general manager Jim Nill said Friday. "There's no contract, but it's just a formality to get him signed.''

Yzerman, who turns 38 next week, rejoined the Red Wings in late February, six months after reconstructive knee surgery. He wasn't able to lead ...

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