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KYPREOS QUITTING NHL BECAUSE OF CONCUSSIONS

Another NHL player has retired because of problems with concussions.

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Nick Kypreos announced his retirement Monday and his intention to enter the broadcast booth.

Kypreos, 32, missed the entire 1997-98 season because of a concussion he sustained in a preseason game against the New York Rangers on Sept. 15, 1997. Kypreos' decision to retire came at the advice of Chicago neurosurgeon Dr. James Kelly.

Kypreos' retirement follows that of former Buffalo Sabres center Pat LaFontaine, who suffered several concussions late in his career.

Elsewhere, Petr Klima will attend the Detroit Red Wings' training camp on a tryout basis, bringing him back to the city where he started his National Hockey League career in 1985, the team said. Klima had seven goals and 12 assists in 38 games in Germany last season.

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