Excerpts from interview with Radio VIVA:
"It's fifty-fifty. I guess I could go back on ice in September to see how it goes. I have to practice a lot, because I haven't been playing for quite some time. You always feel different when you are in civilian clothes compared to wearing hockey gear on ice. The important thing will be how I'd feel. I don't want to force it, but I'd like to resume my career."
Palffy would be eligible to return to Pittsburgh in February 2007 (apparently retired players have to wait exactly one year before coming back).
"I miss hockey, though I guess so does everybody who retires. I could return to Pittsburgh in February, but they can trade me as well."
About the shoulder:
"Right now it feels good. I take various massages. The crucial thing is how I'd feel in September."
Palffy's career stats:
Team Slovakia: Gold WC 2001, Bronze WC 2003; 64 games, 36 goals.
NHL: 708 games (incl. 24 during play-offs); 338 goals, 394 assists.