Weight done for season, might retire
Melville, NY - New York Islanders forward Doug Weight ruled himself out for the remainder of this season and is apparently considering retirement.
New York Newsday reported on Tuesday that Weight, who has been limited to 18 games this season thanks to an injury suffered in November which caused nerve damage in his back and muscle atrophy in his left leg, is leaning towards calling it quits.
Islanders medical staff advised against Weight's return for the club's final six games of the regular season, according to the paper.
It is the second straight year that the 40-year-old saw his campaign come to an untimely end. Weight played in just 36 games last season but was shut down after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum and a damaged rotator cuff in his left shoulder.
Since breaking into the NHL during the 1991-92 season, the Detroit native has racked up 278 goals and 1,033 points in 1,238 regular-season games with six teams. He's added 23 goals and 72 points over 97 playoff tilts.