Although Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello called Ryane Clowe "day-to-day" for the final two weeks of the season, the veteran winger confirmed he had another concussion and is worried about his long-term health beyond this season.

Clowe missed the final seven games of the season after he was hit by Florida's Quinton Howden on March 31 and banged his head on the boards while falling backwards. He was disoriented as he struggled to get off the ice and had to be helped onto the bench.

It was at least the third concussion of Clowe's NHL career, possibly the fourth, since he considers last season's head injuries with the Rangers one concussion.

"I don't know if scared (is the term). It's only human to worry a little bit," Clowe said Monday as Devils players cleaned out their lockers following the team photo at Prudential Center.

"It's probably something I never thought about before. I guess when it occurred a couple of times this year you have to worry about it a bit more. It's pretty easy to get down in the dumps going through this so you try to stay as positive as you can. Which is tough at times."

He admitted it was a concussion.

"I got hit in the head. Of course," he said.

Clowe said he hopes several months off will help him report to training camp without any major post-concussion concerns.