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Paul Kariya | Winger

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (39) / 10/16/1974
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
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Paul Kariya has announced his retirement from the NHL after 15 seasons.
His last appearance in the NHL came with the St. Louis Blues in 2009-10. Kariya missed the entire 2010-11 campaign due to post-concussion symptoms. He amassed 402 goals and 989 points in 989 career games with the Blues, Nashville, Colorado and Anaheim. Enjoy your retirement, Paul and good luck in whatever you decide to do next! Wed, Jun 29, 2011 05:14:00 PM
Source: TSN.ca

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Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne are planning to get together shortly.

The longtime friends will likely discuss their plans for next season and the possibility of playing on the same team. Anaheim toyed with the idea of bringing Kariya into the fold before the 2010-11 campaign, but he missed the entire year with post-concussion syndrome. Selanne is expected to weigh his options again this summer, but having Kariya alongside him could help make the decision to come back easier. This could be an interesting situation to watch during the off-season if Kariya is healthy enough to resume his career.
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 06:23:00 AM

Paul Kariya (concussion) still has not ruled out coming back to the NHL next season.

Kariya sat out this season to recover from post-concussion syndrome. Kariya had dinner with some former Blues' teammates on Tuesday in Los Angeles. "It seemed like he was doing good," defenseman Barret Jackman said. "His main goal is get back to feeling 100 percent physically. He's enjoying some time off ... same old Paul. It was nice to see him." Kariya is still not 100 percent so his comeback is questionable at best. Stay tuned.
Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:42:00 AM

Paul Kariya will not play in the 2010-11 season due to post-concussion syndrome.

The 35-year-old veteran is still an unrestricted free agent. He had been attracting interest from his former team in Anaheim, but this news will certainly bring those talks to an end.
Source: TSN.ca
Fri, Aug 27, 2010 08:39:00 PM

Paul Kariya's agent Don Baizley said there is "nothing to report" regarding his client's progress in joining another NHL team as a free agent.

The Anaheim Ducks are busy trying to add a defenseman to their ranks and getting a contract on the books for restricted free agent Bobby Ryan, so talks with Kariya could be held off until those needs are met first.
Source: Ducks Blog
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 06:14:00 AM

If progress is being made towards Paul Kariya signing in Anaheim then both sides are doing a good job of keeping the negotiations quiet.

Teemu Selanne has spoken with Kariya about the possibility of playing for the Ducks and GM Bob Murray is open to the idea, but his agent, Don Baizley, and Murray have remained mum on the topic of contract talks. Murray is trying to bring in another defenseman, so his attention may be divided as well. We'll keep you posted.
Source: Ducks Blog
Fri, Aug 13, 2010 06:12:00 AM

Teemu Selanne, who is reportedly close to re-signing with the Ducks, has approached free agent Paul Kariya about the possibility of reuniting.

"I've talked to Paul and the Ducks," said Selanne. "Paul has been waiting for my decision and I hope things move forward." A Selanne, Kariya, and Saku Koivu line would certainly be interesting, though we can't see all three staying healthy for an entire season.
Source: TSN.ca
Fri, Aug 6, 2010 04:50:00 PM

The St. Louis Blues have named Dave Taylor as their new director of player personnel.

Taylor was the GM of the Los Angeles Kings from 1997-2006 and then was the director of player personnel for the Dallas Stars from 2007-10. He will help out GM Doug Armstrong as the two previously worked together in Dallas.
Fri, Jul 2, 2010 08:43:00 AM

Paul Kariya still isn't 100% committed to playing next season.

Kariya is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. "I'm going to take some time and evaluate things," Kariya said. "As you get older, I think it's important to really sit back and see where you're at, and what kind of game you can contribute to a team. I've got really high expectations of myself and I'm very disappointed that we're not in the playoffs, and the way I played. I'm going to make sure I take the time to evaluate it." Kariya seemed pleased with how his legs felt in the second half of the season, but he still may end up retiring. If Kariya decides to continue, he still has something left to offer teams. He scored 18 goals and 43 points in 75 games this season, and he could do a bit better in 2010-11.
Mon, Apr 19, 2010 09:53:00 AM

Paul Kariya (lower body) skated in the Blues' lineup on Saturday night.

He was forced to leave Tuesday's game with a lower-body ailment and did not dress on Thursday, but was alright to play against the Stars. Kariya posted six shots on goal over 16:26 of ice time, but was unable to crack the scoresheet in a 2-1 win over Dallas.
Sun, Apr 4, 2010 02:34:00 AM

Paul Kariya (lower body) was on the ice Friday.

Kariya left Tuesday's game due to the injury. Coach Davis Payne said Kariya's still day-to-day, putting his availability for Saturday's game in question.
Fri, Apr 2, 2010 03:07:00 PM

Paul Kariya (lower body) will try to practice on Friday.

Kariya left Tuesday's game with the lower body injury and did not play on Thursday. If he is able to practice on Friday, then it is possible he can be back in the lineup on Saturday. Stay tuned.
Fri, Apr 2, 2010 09:51:00 AM

Paul Kariya (lower body) will not be in the St. Louis lineup on Thursday.

Kariya suffered the injury in the first period on Tuesday. He underwent testing on Wednesday. There is no word as to the extent of the injury but consider the veteran day-to-day for now.
Thu, Apr 1, 2010 09:41:00 AM

Paul Kariya exited Tuesday's game in the first period with a lower-body injury.

He did not return to the game and it is not clear when and how the problem occurred. "I haven't seen the mechanism, either," coach Davis Payne said. "I don't know if it happened on contact or in skating motion, but right now it's lower body, day to day." Will will update his status when we get more information.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 12:17:00 PM

Paul Kariya had a goal and an assist in the Blues' 3-1 victory over the Kings Thursday night.

Kariya's 18th goal of the season was the insurance marker. He assisted on T.J. Oshie's second period goal. Brandon Crombeen had the other marker for the Blues.
Fri, Mar 26, 2010 12:57:00 AM

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