Veteran NHL forward Jarome Iginla, like Jaromir Jagr, didn't sign a PTO this fall because he felt he still had some game left and didn't need to prove it.
Unfortunately for Iginla, no teams put a contract in front of him and it looked like Iginla would delay his decision in hopes of playing for Team Canada at the upcoming Olympics.
Hockey Canada president Tom Renney said in October if Iginla wanted to play for Team Canada, a spot would be open for him, but he'd have to start skating ASAP.
However, with The Spengler Cup set to begin December 26th, and the Olympics taking place in February, it doesn't look like they'll be any hockey in Iginla's future.
TSN's Frank Seravalli reported earlier that Iginla underwent a minor procedure on his hip and now TSN's Darren Dreger reports he won't be ready for the Spengler Cup which makes the Olympics in South Korea a long shot for Iginla.
Does this mean retirement is around the corner for Iginla?
Sources say Jarome Iginla won't be ready for the Spengler Cup and is now a long shot for Team Canada and the Olympics.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 30, 2017