Player Discussion Is this the end for Klefbom?

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Will Klefbom retire?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. yukoner88 Registered User

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    That's official retirement. I'm sure the team has no prob with the "unofficial" route
     
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    Not many guys can claim to be Evander.
     
  3. Spawn Something in the water

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    He obviously wouldn’t. He has another ~$15m coming that he will be able to collect while on LTIR.
     
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    Yes, clearly he stays on the LTIR, question is does he ever play again?

    I am going to say yes, and bet against everyone. Oscar has a great work ethic and they always seem to be making huge strides in treatments etc. Look at how McD came back from his knee. I bet he will come back and surprise everyone, hope I am right anyway.
     
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    If Klefbom has the will, I agree with you that he is fully capable of putting together a decent comeback. But judging from the comments, Klefbom seems to be weighing the risk benefit to his long term health. Sure he could have surgery n come back n play 2-5 more years. But what if a future injury undoes the surgical repairs, or what if something goes haywire during rehab (rehab to play, not just rehab to heal), how is that going to affect his quality of life going forward.

    If he wants long term quality of life/comfort, he's done.

    If he decides the risk isn't as bad as we all think and he can cope for a few more years, he'll get er done.
     
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    I'd like to agree with you. The problem I'm having is that he isn't living his day to day life pain free.

    I really think it can go either way. If it does get to the point where the treatments/surgery manage the pain and discomfort better, does he give it one last shot? Or does he just figure after finally living pain free that maybe it's not worth it anymore.

    It's really a coin flip for me and even then the coin would probably end up standing on edge.
     
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    Shoulder replacement is no joke. You just dont play physical sports after that.

    Hes done.
     
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    Sorry that's what I meant, go on LTIR then retire at end of contract. Retiring due to injury.
     
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    He would still get his money in that scenario, which I hope especially since he has been such a bargain for many years.

    It's usually insurance paying it, or at least part
     
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    Holy shit. You don't consider 29 million dollars a big payday?
     
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    The is I bet there is a way to put in a ton of training and have the pain go away and a career. If so then Oscar will do it, he has great work ethic. I agree thought, if it can't be done, he will probably retire. I just bet with time and options he will figure out a way to do it. Ala McDavid really.
     
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    McDavid's knee and Klefbom's shoulder are two totally separate injuries. McDavid's was definitely severe, but at least it was a one-off, and he was able to rehab and come back with a vengeance.

    Meanwhile, Klefbom's shoulder has been acting up for years, even dating back to his SHL days. He's already had two surgeries before this latest aggravation.

    I hate to say it...but he's done.
     
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    It is hard to make a decision based on the lack of information. I checked "no" since I want to be optimistic that he will make a full recovery.
     
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    I voted yes because this organization has bad luck (other than draft lotteries)
     
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    Yes he would, that's what I mean by I worded it wrong, that's what I meant the whole time lol
     

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