Ian Laperriere officially retires

Updated: June 12, 2012, 7:54 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Ian Laperriere has retired from the NHL, more than two years after playing his last game.

Laperriere sat out the past two seasons because of post-concussion syndrome resulting from getting hit in the right eye with a puck during the 2010 playoffs. He officially retired Tuesday because his contract expired and he was able to come off the salary cap.

The 38-year-old Laperriere was hit in the face in Game 5 of a first-round series against New ...

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