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Sergei Fedorov spent Tuesday’s Wings game in the Joe’s press box, but he wasn’t exactly ‘visiting’

During last night's Red Wings game, the "GM Cam" found Sergei Fedorov speaking with Wings GM Ken Holland and executive Chris Chelios.

I wasn't too surprised as Fedorov rather wryly informed the media at the Winter Classic Alumni game that he still spends his summers in Metro Detroit, and as CSKA Moscow's season has ended--and KHL teams' training camps begin at the end of July, with exhibition games and tournaments spanning the entire month of August--this is Fedorov's "summer vacation."

The Detroit Free Press's George Sipple reports that Fedorov was a welcomed guest:

“A lot of banners are in the rafters that he’s had a big impact on,” Holland said of Fedorov.

Fedorov was welcomed back to cheers when he and the rest of the Russian Five were involved in the Hockeytown Alumni Showdown in December at Comerica Park.

Holland’s latest gesture is another sign that whatever hurt feelings there were in the past over Fedorov’s departure from the Wings are no longer an issue. Holland said they mostly talked about Fedorov’s current job managing in the KHL.

“We had a good visit,” Holland said. “He’s a general manager. He’s passionate. He’s enjoying his opportunity.”

And it turns out that he's also still a very proud Metro Detroiter and Michigander, who considers his off-season home to be...The place it's been since the summer of 1990. Shh.

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