AP source: Wings vs Leafs in 2013 Winter Classic

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A person familiar with the NHL's plan says the Detroit Red Wings will play the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2013 Winter Classic.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the league is not expected to announce the lineup until Thursday.

Earlier Wednesday, the University of Michigan Board of Regents authorized the athletics department to seek a contract with the NHL that would allow the league to hold next year's showcase at Michigan Stadium. The NHL has offered to pay up to $3 million for a license to use the iconic college football stadium, according to the recommendation approved by the board.

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AP Sports Writer Larry Lage in East Lansing contributed to this report.