EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Simon Gagne
has been skating after practice for weeks now, but there remains no update on his status and the window is getting smaller for him to return from a concussion suffered Dec. 26 against Phoenix.
"Our goal is to play a game at the end of the season, but right now time's starting to get away a little bit," Gagne said. "Those types of injuries, sometimes you try to put a time frame on it but you cannot control that. You have to go day-by-day and see how it goes. I'm working with the doctors. As a player, you're always looking at it. On the other side, it's maybe not smart doing that."
Gagne is believed to have suffered three concussions in five months during the 2007-08 season. He says he has talked to players who also have suffered concussions, such as former Philadelphia teammate Keith Primeau
, but added that every case is different.
"I know that I have to trust the doctors and be honest with myself," he said. "It's something that maybe I did not really do four years ago when I had it. I was doing pretty much the same thing and coming back and playing and it was not good."