Ricci placed on IR, considers retirement

Updated: January 9, 2007, 9:12 PM ET
Associated Press

Mike Ricci
Ricci

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Phoenix Coyotes center Mike Ricci was placed on injured reserve Tuesday because of recurring neck problems.

The 16-year NHL veteran had offseason surgery and had missed the previous 10 games while considering retirement.

The 35-year-old has played in only seven games this season but will try rehab in an effort to return to the ice.


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