Macarthur - Is this it?

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    Probably out of the blue, I know. But does anyone know if he's looking to stage a comeback at some point, or does he ride off into the sunset?

    Loved Clarke and wish the best for him regardless. Will always remember the overtime goal in Boston.
     
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    Yeah he packed it in at last year’s training camp and moved to Florida with his family.
     
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    Can't go wrong with that, I suppose. He had a great career and now he can wind down with his family.

    I just wonder if he might get the itch to play again, as he's only 33.
     
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    Don't see that happening. 33 is pretty old for the average pro hockey player, and with his concussion issues why risk getting injured more permanently when you're already rich and can spend priceless time with your family.
     
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    He's just waiting till the contract is up before announcing retirement.

    Being a part of that run to the conference finals was a solid swan song to his career. Especially with the goal he scored against the bruins.
     
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    Pretty sure this is it for Mac. Remember him saying it meant a lot for him to come back in the playoffs and score a goal. I think at that point he knew he wasn't coming back and it really felt like a farewell.

    I know he "trained" all summer after the playoff run to apparently get back into it but eventually wasn't cleared by the doctors. I feel like this was more of a formality for LTIR purposes rather than a genuine attempt to come back.. Kinda like how Gaborik tweeted that he was going for surgery and "hoped" that he would be back healthy this season.

    I think Clarke understands that his own health is a lot more important.
     
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    I hope he can come back in some capacity. The guy was a workhorse - maybe he could return as a conditioning coach. Just a great guy who epitomized effort and resilience.

    Regardless, I wish him the best.
     
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    He was a very smart player, playing the right way all over the ice when he was here. I could see him coming back in a coaching/conditioning role at some point but with all that he and his family have been through in the last 2-3 years I wouldn't be surprised to see him spend a couple years at home with wife and kids.

    I think having a guy like him that has lived through multiple concussions and that understands the symptoms and how bad it can potentially get would be a great asset for the organization to protect players.
     
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    It’s to bad for the injury... he reminded me of Alfredsson a lot when he was here
     
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    One of my favorite signings of all-time.

    He was just a special player here and brought so much to this team.
     
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