Found June 14, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
During a live chat over at Blueshirts United on Wednesday, host Jim Cerny responded to a question regarding Michael Sauer's (post concussion symptoms) future now that he's a RFA... "I'd be curious to see if Michael Sauer announces his retirement or not...he wouldn't have while still under contract last year, of course, but now as a RFA he just might." ...it obviously makes sense that Sauer didn't retire before his contract was over, even if he was ready to, as I'm sure he didn't want to leave money on the table. But now that he's a free agent, who will likely not receive an offer, he must seriously be contemplating the inevitable. Especially since there hasn't been a single report since the Phaneuf hit back in December of 2011 that he's even been remotely close to returning. In fact, I can't even remember the last update that noted he was even skating. ...it's very upsetting on a personal and a hockey level to see...
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