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DiMaio won't play and won't retire

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Robbie D's career is likely over because of post concussion syndrome, but he will not hang up the skates because of it. He won't play in 2007-08 either.

"I don't feel I'm over the hill by any means," he said. "I've always had the thought that maybe there's a chance there's going to be something that just pops into place. It just hasn't come yet."

DiMaio has had persistent headaches and dizziness since a questionable hit by Montreal's Guillaume Latendresse during a preseason game.

He said last week's testing with Michael Collins, a concussion expert at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, showed better reaction times but a worsening of his long- and short-term memory, a development he called a bit frightening.

Two teams besides the Lightning have approached him about scouting...