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Retired Blue Andy McDonald speaks out on concussions that forced him to retire

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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Pete Peeters and Andy McDonald Retire

What do Pete Peeters and Andy McDonald have in common?  Both are retiring, and both have been part of the Ducks organization. Peeters, 55, has been Anaheim's goaltending consultant since 2009, following in Francois Allaire's footsteps.  The former Vezina trophy winner (1983) chose to step away from the game that he has been part of for the past 30 years (13 as a player...
Via On the Duck Pond
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Andy McDonald is retiring

ST. LOUIS -- Andy McDonald is a free agent, but he won't be testing the waters. After spending the last five-plus seasons with the Blues, the 35-year-old forward has decided to retire, according to McDonald said he was retiring because of concerns about concussions. He has had at least five concussions, including two with the Blues. He missed 51 games last season...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Andy McDonald to retire

Many wondered what the St. Louis Blues would do this off-season regarding the free agency of the popular Andy McDonald. Now, they do not have to worry about it any longer. According to Andy Strickland of, McDonald has decided to retire, citing concussion concerns. McDonald told Strickland that the five previous concussions he suffered were always on his mind. “The...
Via STLSportsMinute
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Andy McDonald is retiring from the NHL

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...
Via Frozen Notes
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

McDonald to IR, Steen day-to-day

ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the club has placed forward Andy McDonald on Injured Reserve today. McDonald is listed as week-to-week after suffering a left knee injury during practice yesterday at St. Louis Mills. In addition, the Blues have listed forward Alex Steen as day-to-day with an upper body injury. Steen...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Andy McDonald is not optimistic about lockout ending soon

Last week, St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock announced that Blues forwards Andy McDonald and Alex Steen would be paired with Russian rookie sensation Vladimir Tarasenko. The news was exciting for Blues fans hoping to see hockey return relatively soon.  Unfortunately for Blues fans, one third of that future line is not very optimistic about the NHL lockout ending anytime...
Via STLSportsMinute
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Video- Hitchcock Unhappy With Ruutu Hit On McDonald

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Blues left winger Andy McDonald suffered a right shoulder injury in the second period of Thursday’s 2-0 loss in Carolina and did not return. “He has a shoulder injury ... we’ll evaluate him tomorrow,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. McDonald was hit by Carolina’s Tuomu Ruutu and crashed awkwardly into boards with...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Blues' McDonald feeling confident since return

ST. LOUIS He walked from the St. Louis Blues locker room with a black duffle bag draped over his right shoulder, and winger Andy McDonald stopped near a wall with the sounds of an unforgiving game echoing behind him. Pucks hit the sticks of New York Islanders players during a Thursday morning practice at the Scottrade Center. Whistles and occasional yells filled the rink as McDonald...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 17, 2012  |  Discuss

McDonald calls out Ovechkin on Twitter

ST. LOUIS Andy McDonald isnt a fan of how Alex Ovechkin decided to duck the NHL All-Star game. On Wednesday, the St. Louis Blues forward took to his Twitter account (@10_AMac) to show his displeasure for how Ovechkin, a Washington Capitals forward, decided to forgo the All-Star game to be held Sunday in Ottawa. Ovechkin, a two-time MVP, was named to the All-Star roster earlier...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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