Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 6/19/13
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ST. LOUIS -- Andy McDonald likes get down on the floor to play with Jake, 5, and Ella, 2, because it's a fun and natural thing for a father to do with his children. What is neither fun nor natural is what sometimes happens to Dad when he does. He feels dizzy, that same uncomfortable, off-balance sensation he ignored time and time again during his NHL career, which lasted 12 seasons and saw 685 games.But McDonald, 35, isn't ignoring anymore. "That's pretty scary," he says by telephone from rural Ontario, where he is vacationing this week instead of training for the first time since 2000. McDonald, who split his career between the Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues, announced his retirement in early June, citing post-concussion concerns as the reason. And while there is a piece of McDonald that wants to leave it at that, he can't. Not while he's still experiencing dizziness, periods of memory loss, headaches and other symptoms he doesn't feel like talking about at this time. Not wh...
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