Gretzky has always maintained he would play in WC alumin/old timers game only if held at Yankee Stadium…—
Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) November 22, 2011
Original Post: 11/21/ at 10:19PM: John Boruk of CSN Philly says that Wayne Gretzky has informed Winter Classic officials that he will not play in the Alumni Game on December 31.
Boruk tweets that Gretzky would have played if the game was in New York.
The roster is expected to be announced on Saturday before the Rangers and Flyers game.
Well it stinks, but the Rangers do have plenty of other players they can bring in to play in the game. Guess we will have to wait until Yankee Stadium to see Gretz again.