Former Detroit Red Wings great Sergei Fedorov still hasn't ruled out a return to the ice.

Fedorov, now a general manager in his native Russia, first began mulling a comeback last month after the NHL lockout ended and KHL teams like his own saw their rosters depleted when players returned to North America.

That group included Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk, who was playing for Fedorov's CKSA Moscow club.

The led to speculation about a possible Fedorov comeback, which was fueled when CSKA Moscow coach coach Vyacheslav Butsaev confirmed that it was indeed a possibility.

"I can't say for sure, but the Russian media has really run with the story and I've kind of let them," Fedorov said this week in a phone interview with Bob Duff of the Windsor Star. "I can't say it's not going to happen. I am thinking about it a little bit. Who knows? Maybe I will come back for a bit."

Fedorov, 43, said he still works out twice a week but that his hockey skills aren't sharp.