ANAHEIM--Paul Kariya will not play hockey this season.
Agent Don Baizley told the media on Friday that client Paul Kariya has chose to stay out of hockey this season, because of possible fatigue and wants to rest up to see what the future holds for him in hockey. He is still suffering from post-concussion syndromes by medical doctors. Therefore, he sent this release from his agent on Friday.
Kariya was the captain of the St.Louis Blues and played for Nashville Predators before joining St.Louis. Kariya, a long-time Anaheim Duck was heavily pursued by long-time friend, Teemu Selanne, and the two played one season together in Colorado.
Ever since suffering the concussion in late 1990's, Kariya was never the same high-scoring, dangerous player on the ice as he once was. Now, at age 36 come start of season, Paul Kariya took the time to reconsider his future.
Hopefully Kariya will choose to return to hockey in the future, but for now, he is staying out of hockey.