Shanahan practiced with the National Lacrosse League's Toronto Rock on Wednesday. He is a part-owner of the Rock and played lacrosse as a teen.
"I think he wants to see if he could still play," Brian Shanahan, Brendan's brother and a TV lacrosse analyst, told the Toronto Sun. "He did all the drills and I think if the NHL season is canceled, he'd seriously think about it."
Rock general manager and coach Terry Sanderson isn't ready to sign Brendan just yet but wouldn't rule out the possibility if the NHL season is scratched.