Andy McDonald (concussions) retires

Updated: June 6, 2013, 3:45 PM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN.com

St. Louis Blues forward Andy McDonald has decided to retire, becoming the latest NHL player to have his career shortened by concussions.

A veteran of 685 career games, the 35-year-old Strathroy, Ontario, native has opted to stop playing rather than put his future at risk with another bad hit.

"It's unfortunate the injury is going to force him to retirement," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong told ESPN The Magazine. "But when I look back at what he accomplished, where ...

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