That's pretty bad. Again, I feel for him, but I just have a limit to how bad I can feel for him when there's people who suffer with nothing, he at least never worries about what he's gonna eat tonight or where he'll sleep. I think if he took a year off of the NHL, it'd be better. I know it's hard for him with that contract, but maybe he should retire, go to Europe somewhere, play in a league where no one is gonna recognize him. Take some time, put his game back together and try to come back to the NHL like Nabby did. I'd bet if he played well enough in a Euro league somewhere, somebody would take a flyer on him as a veteran back up going into the playoffs. All he has to do then is prove he's good enough to be in the NHL somewhere.
Like someone else said, talent doesn't just escape you. You lose it by not maintaining it through practice, not staying fit, etc.