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Jeff Hackett | Goalie

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (46) / 6/1/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
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As reported yesterday, Jeff Hackett has retired from hockey.
He leaves the game due to health concerns (vertigo) and the Flyers' urging him to do so, after 15 seasons with seven different teams. The 35-year-old Hackett had a 166-244-56 record with a 2.90 goals against average and a .902 save percentage. He foregoes $3 million, his salary for next season, which allows the Flyers to pay newly acquired Sean Burke. The Flyers needed a healthy goalie to play in place of the injured Robert Esche, and Hackett wasn't ready to return to action, but doesn't Bobby Clarke seem a tad heartless? It wouldn't be the first time (see Dave Babych or the late Roger Nielson). Tue, Feb 10, 2004 02:50:00 PM
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As reported earlier, it looks as if Jeff Hackett will announce his retirement today.

TSN is reporting that rather than toil in the minors once the Flyers acquire Sean Burke, Hackett would prefer to retire. He forgoes $3 million in salary next season which makes it possible for the Flyers to pay Sean Burke the $4.5 million he is owed, and complete the trade with the Coyotes. Stay tuned for official word on the Hackett retirement and Burke trade.
Mon, Feb 9, 2004 03:18:00 PM

Jeff Hackett told GM Bobby Clarke that despite the fact he played fairly well Friday night in an AHL game for the Phantoms, he is not ready to return to the Flyers' lineup, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In fact, there are rumors that the Flyers are looking to buy out the remainder of Hackett's contract, and that the 35-year-old netminder may retire. This, no doubt, is the reason that Clarke has pursued Coyotes' goaltender Sean Burke this weekend. Until Burke is in a Philly uniform, and that could happen as early as today, Antero Niitymaki will be the Flyers' starter tomorrow night against the Devils.
Mon, Feb 9, 2004 08:46:00 AM

Jeff Hackett is expected to be back practicing with the Flyers on Monday.

Hackett played for the AHL Philadelphia Phantoms the other night and reportedly came out of the game okay. If he is ready to play this week, Philadelphia may cool their goaltending trade pursuits, while waiting for Robert Esche to return from injury. Get ready to activate Hackett if you own him, as if he comes back healthy he could play quite a bit in the upcoming weeks ahead.
Sun, Feb 8, 2004 12:27:00 PM

Jeff Hackett continues to practice with the Flyers, but will not play tonight against the Capitals, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Hopefully Hackett will return to action right after the All-Star break, and play well for the 3-4 weeks that Robert Esche needs to recover from his sprained left MCL. If Hackett can't return to action or remains inconsistent, Philly GM Bobby Clarke may be forced to make a trade. Hackett has been suffering from dizziness due to either an inner ear infection, or vertigo. This evening Antero Niittymaki will start against Washington.
Wed, Feb 4, 2004 07:35:00 AM

Jeff Hackett, who may have been suffering from an inner ear virus instead of vertigo, is improving, and practiced hard with the Flyers yesterday, reports the Philadelphia Daily News.

He may be back in action right after the All-Star break.
Mon, Feb 2, 2004 02:11:00 PM

Jeff Hackett reported that he feels much better (positional vertigo) and may be able to return to practice soon.

As a consequence, Flyer GM Bobby Clarke has stopped looking for another goaltender to backup Robert Esche. Hackett will likely have to take some medication to control the vertigo in the future, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Thu, Jan 29, 2004 12:49:00 PM

Jeff Hackett has positional vertigo and it is unknown when he will be able to return for the Flyers.

The symptoms of the vertigo make it difficult to put a timeline on when Hackett will be able to play again. Robert Esche will start almost all of the Flyers' games while Hackett is out, and depending on Hackett's progress the Flyers may also go goalie shopping in the future. Reserve Hackett and look for a replacement for the next while.
Sat, Jan 24, 2004 10:53:00 AM

Jeff Hackett is scheduled to have an MRI today to determine if he sustained a concussion, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Hackett, who had been diagnosed as suffering from vertigo, is experiencing concussion-like symptoms. We will advise you as to his status once the results are available.
Fri, Jan 23, 2004 11:49:00 AM

The Flyers' Jeff Hackett is being treated for vertigo and will be out of action for at least tonight's game against Montreal, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

He had lost his starting job to Robert Esche so he likely wouldn't have played tonight anyway.
Tue, Jan 20, 2004 07:27:00 AM

Jeff Hackett will start in goal tonight against the Islanders, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Robert Esche suffered a slight setback with his groin injury, and will be rested until after the Christmas break. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Tue, Dec 23, 2003 07:47:00 AM

Although nothing has been stated officially, look for Jeff Hackett to start in goal this afternoon against Carolina.

Just FYI.
Fri, Nov 28, 2003 10:10:00 AM

Jeff Hackett will start against the Bruins tonight.

According to coach Hitchcock it is his turn in the rotation. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Sat, Nov 22, 2003 11:59:00 PM

Jeff Hackett will likely start tomorrow night against the Hurricanes and then split games with Robert Esche against the Wild and Bruins later this week.

It's only a guess, but a good one.
Mon, Nov 17, 2003 01:56:00 PM

Jeff Hackett will start tomorrow night against the Islanders, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Robert Esche will play Thursday against the Canucks, as the Flyer goalie rotation continues.
Mon, Nov 10, 2003 02:20:00 PM

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