The former Red Wings great was in Detroit for a Michigan Sports Hall of Fame event.
Wayne Gretzky and the prime minister of Canada will among those attending a special dinner in honor of "Mr. Hockey."
This is one of the largest pond hockey events in southeast Michigan.
Peter Karmanos announced the sale on Wednesday.
The Whalers will begin play in Flint in the fall of 2015.
Mr. Hockey's family is trying to make him as comfortable as possible after he suffered a second stroke.
Here is some file footage of "Mr. Hockey."
The Red Wings coach speaks with reporters before the team's game against the Penguins.
Lawyers disclosed the deal Thursday in court where Judge Steven Rhodes has been holding a trial to determine if Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy is fair and feasible for the long run.
Two creditors Detroit was facing in its bankruptcy case have settled.
The Red Wings coach talks about his team's play early in the season and an upcoming game against the Bruins.
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