Detroit ó The Red Wings are starting to roll out the details for Nicklas Lidstromís jersey retirement ceremony next month.
The captainís No. 5 will be sent to the Joe Louis Arena rafters on Thursday, March 6, before the teamís game against the Colorodo Avalanche. Faceoff has been pushed back to 8 p.m., from the original start time of 7:30.
The ceremony will feature speeches by coach Mike Babcock, general manager Ken Holland, Chris Ilitch and Lidstrom.
Among the featured guests will be: Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Alex Delvecchio, Steve Yzerman and members of the Abel and Sawchuck families. Seated on the ice for the ceremony will be Lidstromís former coaches Scotty Bowman, Dave Lewis and Barry Smith, as well as Lidstromís former teammates, Chris Chelios, Igor Larionov, Brendan Shanahan, Robert Lang, Bob Rouse, Yves Racine, Mathieu Schneider, Manny Legace, Tomas Holmstrom, Anders Eriksson, Kris Draper and Vladimir Konstantinov.
The ceremony is set to start at 6:30 p.m., and conclude by 7:20 p.m. It will be shown in its entirety on Fox Sports Detroit.
The game is sold out, though there also will be a viewing party at Detroitís 4-person City Theatre.