Update (4:06 PM): Comments from Eaves himself via Khan here. He says he’s not to the point of retirement yet “by any means,” but I start to wonder how soon he might have to be. - Matt
Update (2:35 PM): At least he’s on the ice, though. - Matt
Eaves will not be ready to play….still not cleared of his concussion symptoms
— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) January 7, 2013
Yeah, that sucks. Eaves got paid through the lockout due to this crap, but I’d bet he’d trade that for the chance to play again.
Anyway, consider this your reminder that the return of hockey means it’s time to be concerned about head injuries again.