Brind'Amour: no decision yet on future

From staff reportsApril 12, 2010 

The Canes' Rod Brind'Amour, the oldest player on the team at 39, said today that no decision has been made on his future with the team.

Brind'Amour had his exit interview today but said he would talk with general manager Jim Rutherford at a later date about next season. "I want to hear what they tell me. I respect Jim a lot.," he said.

Brind'Amour missed the Canes' final game of the season, Saturday at Boston. Brind'Amour said he had a groin issue but the that the decision not to play wasn't necessarily his alone.

Brind'Amour signed a contract extension after the Canes' run to the 2006 Stanley Cup. He is to be paid $3 million next season, although with a cap hit of $3.6 million, and the Canes could buy out the final year for $2 million.

"I've never quit on anything," he said. "That has been weighing on me. If I walk away I'd be quitting."

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