Originally posted on Frozen Notes  |  Last updated 6/6/13
Andy McDonald has played his final game in the NHL. According to Andy Strickland, McDonald is hanging up his skates due to post-concussion concerns. The veteran forward has suffered numerous concussions throughout his career and it appears he's now ready to call it quits over concerns that one more hit might have serious implications on his life after hockey.  Very few people expected McDonald would be back with the Blues next season, but the announcement of his retirement certainly caught most by surprise. Despite declining talent and an increasing age (McDonald is 35), it was fully expected that a team would offer him a new contract after his most recent four-year, $18.8 million deal with the Blues expired.  At the very least this helps explain why McDonald looked drastically different at times during the 2013 season. His performance in the playoffs was dreadful. The news that McDonald was always focusing on another potential injury and worrying about the next big hit ex...
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