Primeau forced to retire due to effects of concussion

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 10:46 am
By: News On 6

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) _ Philadelphia Flyers center and former Red Wing Keith Primeau will be forced to retire because of the lingering effects of a concussion.

A person in the NHL told The Associated Press about Primeau's decision.

Flyers trainer Gary Dorshimer says he can't clear Primeau to play because the player hasn't been able to eliminate all of his symptoms.

Primeau missed 21 games last season because of a concussion sustained against the Rangers in the 2003-04 season. He also had at least two head injuries during the 2004 playoffs. He finished with 266 goals and 619 points.

Primeau was chosen in the first round by Detroit in the 1990 draft and spent six seasons with the Red Wings.