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9/13/2006 12:23:14 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Nearly 11 months after Keith Primeau suffered a concussion that cost him most of last season, the former Philadelphia Flyers captain is expected to make a decision about his future before the end of the week.

After delivering one tearful goodbye already this year, Primeau is faced with the harsh reality that his career could be over because of lingering symptoms from a hard hit to the head.

''You could read it on the wall,'' Primeau said Tuesday night.

Primeau had been trying to return from a concussion suffered on Oct. 25 after a hit from Montreal's Alexander Perezhogin. It was the most severe in a series of head injuries Primeau endured during his 15-year NHL career.

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9/14/2006 11:15:37 AM

Voorhees, NJ (Sports Network) - After nearly 11 months of an attempted full recovery from post-concussion syndrome, Philadelphia Flyers center Keith Primeau walked away from the game on Thursday, officially announcing his retirement from the National Hockey League.

The 34-year-old Primeau, who has suffered multiple concussions during his career, was hit in the head by Montreal's Alexander Perezhogin in late October of 2005 and has not returned to the ice since. At several points during the stretch run this past spring leading up to the playoffs, Primeau was close to a return to action. However, each time, the Flyers' team doctors would not give Primeau medical clearance.

Throughout the summer, Primeau continued to skate and work with trainers to rid his body of the post-concussion symptoms, but the lingering effects did not go away.

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Another one goes down. That sucks. I didn't like Primeau much at all, but a concussion is never a good way to go out, especially if the player is only 34 an was beginning to be one of the best on-ice leaders in the game today.
 
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