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Concussions Force Ryane Clowe To Stop Playing

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Ryane Clowe's playing career is over.

The Devils left wing will not officially retire, but will not play again because of a series of concussions over the last two-plus seasons, general manager Ray Shero said this morning.

“This has been ongoing for a while,” Shero said. “Based on the recommendation of doctors and the latest incident on Nov. 6 and the result of the injuries and the concussions, he's going to be unable to play hockey now or hockey in the future. For me getting to know Ryane over the last two months in particular, he's a proud player, he's a proud person. This has been very difficult for him and knowing he's given this a lot of time to try to play and seeing the doctors to try to get back to play, the conclusion that he's unable to play hockey now or in the future.

“Certainly, it's an emotional time for him having gone through this and today, but it was pretty apparent as we head to next week with training camp and the doctor's recommendations that he's unable to play again.”

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