One More Try??
According to tsn:Less than two weeks after cancelling a training program in Finland, Philadelphia Flyers forward Keith Primeau is ready to try skating again in an effort to revive his NHL career.The Flyers are cautiously optimistic, but very aware the next five weeks could spell out Primeau’s future.
Post-concussion symptoms limited Primeau to just nine games last season. The symptoms recently returned, forcing the cancellation of his Finnish training session and throwing his NHL future in doubt.
Primeau has two years and $6.84 million remaining on his contract and the Flyers, desperate to get their salary cap position nailed down, need to know Primeau’s status as soon as possible. If Primeau is forced to retire, for instance, the Flyers would get a big chunk of cap space back, with which they could acquire another player.
Or, if Primeau’s good to go, they could have their captain back.
“I’m under contract and they’d love to have me back,” Primeau said a couple of weeks ago. “I kind of put personal pressure on myself (to make a decision). I feel as though I’m under the gun personally not to hamstring them.
“They’re not going to wait for me forever.”