I don't buy it what else is he supposed to say.
Just shut him down for the year.
Even if he does come back the first hard check he takes he's back out the lineup.
I hate to be a negative Nancy or a @ruxpin but I don't think he will ever be a full time NHLer again.
Happy to be wrong.
I mean, he could say the opposite - "for the sake of Patrick's health and well-being, we have all agreed that the best course of action as advised by the doctors and specialists is for him to spend the next 6 months focusing on finding a solution, and that would include no physical contact sports during this period. So we will re-evaluate over the summer and hopefully he is cleared for the fall."
But he didn't. And he has a lot more information than we do. If nothing else, Fletch has