Here's the link http://www.rds.ca/hockey/chroniques/307536.html
Of course it's in french so I translated it with google and then I made some correction. Ask me if something isn't clear.
The time of retirement may have come for Ian Laperriere of the Philadelphia Flyers, as the Courier-Post report.
Laperriere saw two doctors who advised him to retire because of post-concussion symptoms and nerve damage caused as a result of a concussion suffered last year.
"I could not wait to see if my test MRI was different but it was the same, he said on RIS. The doctor advised me to stay home and do nothing. "
The 36-year right winger has visited Pittsburgh neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon, Friday and it was determined that the puck that hit near the right eye, had caused damage to the nervous system and that it could affect it permanently if he continued to play. A doctor in Philadelphia gave him the same opinion, "said Laperriere, who plays in the NHL for 15 years.
"When the lights are on and there's movement around me, it's getting worse and I do not feel like myself," said Laperriere Courier-Post.
"That's what scares me so I can not play. They do not want me to get hit and I do not want to get hit too. If I feel like that now, how will this the next time I'd get hit? I'm not in shape, especially to play the type of game that I play. I'm going to kill him (he said get killed, I really don't know how Google made that happen). "
Every morning, Laperriere went to a hyperbaric chamber to try to speed recovery. "The plan is to go from day to day. It is clear that this type of injury is forcing me to think about retirement but I have not decided yet."
The Flyers have not filed retirement papers with the NHL but he is expected to offer him a position in the organization.
"If it should stop here, I had a great career," said Laperriere. I played a long time and I met many nice people. If I had to do it again, I would not change a thing. "
Laperriere has two years remaining on his contract with the Flyers at 1.166 million per season. If he retires, his salary will be factored into the salary cap for the next two years because Laperriere is aged over 35 years.
For now, the Flyers have called Laperriere on the reserve list waiting to decide whether to place his name on the list of long-term injuries or if the athlete look toward retirement.