Daymond Langkow remains far away from returning to the Calgary Flames, the forward said on Friday, indicating his status is now week to week.
Langkow was hit by a shot from teammate Ian White in a game last March against the Minnesota Wild. He suffered a broken bone in the back of his neck and has been in rehab since.
Two weeks ago, the Flames forward said he felt close to 100 per cent, but now says he is not close at all.
The Flames, who are approximately $3 million over the salary cap, could find some financial relief should they place Langkow on the long-term disabled list. If Langkow is moved to the DL, his $4.5-million cap hit would come off the Flames cap for the period of time he is away from the team.
In 72 games with the Flames last season, the veteran recorded 14 goals and 23 assists.