Lindros visits concussion specialist

Updated: January 30, 2004, 6:54 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Rangers star Eric Lindros will be sidelined indefinitely after sustaining the eighth concussion of his career.

Lindros was checked Thursday by Dr. Karen Johnston, a neurological specialist in Montreal, and returned later that evening to his home in New York.

Lindros has not rejoined the team, and no timetable has been set for a return.

"Eric is out indefinitely," Rangers spokesman Jason Vogel said. "He is resting and his condition will continue to be monitored."

Lindros was injured Wednesday night in New York's 2-1 loss to Washington when he took a hard hit from Jason Doig in the second period.

On his next shift, Lindros took the faceoff and immediately dropped his gloves and stick and went after Doig. After a brief scuffle, Lindros pinned Doig to the ice. Both received fighting majors at 10:53.

Lindros didn't return for the third period.

In his third season with the Rangers, the 1995 NHL MVP has been playing his best hockey in years of late. He has 10 goals and 22 assists in 39 games.

The All-Star center was traded to New York by Philadelphia after sitting out a season because of a bitter feud with Flyers general manager Bob Clarke and while recovering from his seventh concussion.


Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press

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