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Stevens' decision leaves teammates wondering

Updated: September 6, 2005, 6:16 PM ET
By Jim Kelley | Special to ESPN.com

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- It would be wrong to say Scott Stevens' decision not to play hockey this season came as a surprise to some of his teammates. The New Jersey defenseman had, after all, been dealing with the impact of a serious concussion dating back to the 2003-04 season with precious little success.

Still, teammates at the USA Hockey training center were taken aback when news filtered out officially on Tuesday.

"He's been such a big part of our team, our leader through ...

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