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Primeau to attempt last comeback from concussion

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers center Keith Primeau
will try a comeback despite lingering symptoms from a concussion
that sidelined him last season.

"I am going to make one more attempt to get myself prepared to
play this season, but I also understand that I'm running out of
time for opportunities or chances to get myself ready to play,"
Primeau said Wednesday.

The Flyers' captain sustained a concussion on Oct. 25 after a
hit from Montreal's Alexander Perezhogin. It was the latest and
most severe in a series of head injuries in a 15-year career.

Primeau said he still feels residual pressure in his head. He
called it the "last stretch" of his symptoms, but doesn't know
when they'll disappear.

Primeau, who has two years and $6.84 million remaining on his
contract, knows the Flyers will need a decision from him soon for
salary cap considerations.

He decided to skip a planned four-week training trip to Finland.
Primeau was evaluated last week by team physician Gary Dorshimer.

"I just felt that the day was fast approaching and that I
wasn't at a point where I was ready to head over there in the
middle of August," Primeau said. "After visiting with Dr.
Dorshimer last week, all he did was reconfirm my decision."