Chad LaRose explained that he skipped his end-of-season exit interview with the Carolina Hurricanes because he "needed a cool-off period."
Chad LaRose's contract with the Hurricanes expired June 30 and he never showed up for his end-of-season exit interview, according to Carolina general manager Jim Rutherford.
Chad LaRose will be permitted to listen to other offers in free agency next week.
Chad LaRose is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Chad LaRose skated on Carolina's top line alongside Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty in Thursday's morning skate.
Tuesday's match against Ottawa became a fight-filled affair after Jared Cowen's high hit on Carolina's Jeff Skinner.
Chad LaRose missed Wednesday's practice of the flu.
Carolina Hurricanes activate Chad LaRose (concussion) off injured reserve.
Chad LaRose participated in Monday's practice and appears to be close to returning to the lineup from a concussion.
Chad LaRose (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve by Carolina.
Chad LaRose will remain in Raleigh, Carolina following Saturday's contest to be further evaluated for concussion-like symptoms.
Right winger Chad LaRose figured in on both of the Hurricanes' goals Saturday night in a 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Carolina.
Chad LaRose joined Jordan Staal and Patrick Dwyer on Carolina's second line during Wednesday's practice.
Chad LaRose was a surprising healthy scratch for the Hurricanes' 3-1 win over Toronto.