Bolland (back, ankle) has likely played his final game, Sportsnet reports. "He's working towards trying to (play), but again injuries are what they are. He's been trying to comeback from that injury for the last nine months and he hasn't gotten to the stage where he can do that to be cleared," said agent Anton Thun. "His goal is to try to continue to play, but at some point in time, it may just be not happening. He may never play again."

Bolland, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, was dealt to Arizona in late August for a pair of future draft picks. The veteran pivot has five years left on his contract at an average annual value of $5.5 million, but the 'Yotes were willing to absorb that bad contract to reach the cap floor. Also, with Bolland expected to go on long-term injured reserve after failing a physical before training camp, it will ultimately help the club with cap savings if its total payroll starts to exceed the upper limit of $73 million.

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