A real shame injuries derailed his career. Before the last year or two I thought he was a really solid 4th line contributor. Now.. not so much. Glad he'll still be in the organization at least and hope he can excel there.
There's very few people in professional sports that will give up their body and their career for the team they have loved and played for. I don't care what detractors will say about his 'skill' or style, I will always respect him as a hockey player for the team that he loved.