Reports: Lindros exercises option

June 11, 2003 at 10:54 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- It looks like Eric Lindros will play for the New York Rangers again.

Published reports say Lindros has exercised his $3.3 million contract option for 2003-04 and will remain with the Rangers for a third season.

New York can buy out the contract for $2.2 million by July 1, making Lindros an unrestricted free agent, but reportedly has decided to try and restructure the deal.

In the current contract, he could make another $6 million in bonuses. Also, rumors have had him going to Washington in a deal for Jaromir Jagr.

Lindros, 30, enjoyed the first injury-free season of his career in 2003, missing just one game. That was because of a suspension.

The increased playing time did not help his production as the four-time 40-goal scorer tallied just 19 times and added 34 assists, both career lows.

The 6-5 center has 346 goals and 439 assists with 1,225 penalty minutes in 639 career contests.

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