Ohlund remains on long-term injured reserve because of his knee. His contract is on the Lightning's books until July 2016 at which time his $3.6 million cap hit disappears. Ohlund underwent radical reconstructive surgery to insert titanium to fill the space where cartilage once was. He has not played since 2011.
Mattias Ohlund (knee) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Mattias Ohlund (knee) has not made an official decision about retirement, but says he has "... to realize that the conditions to play again becomes less and less," reports NBC Sports which cites the Swedish newspaper Norrbottens-Kuriren.
Mattias Ohlund (knee) has finally admitted his playing career might be over, reports the Tampa Bay Times. "I'm not close to working out or even skating," Ohlund said. "Clearly I have to be realistic. I haven't played for a year and a half. Nobody has told me it's impossible to ever play again but, clearly, the longer it goes the chances of that are getting tougher and tougher." Almost a year ago, Ohlund underwent a partial knee replacement.
Mattias Ohlund (knee) isn't even jogging and still has pain in his partially-replaced knee, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
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