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Maple Leafs sign Eric Lindros

Aug. 12, 2005 at 4:58 PM

TORONTO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Injury-plagued center Eric Lindros has signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs to try to revive his hometown team.

Financial terms were not released.

The six-time All-Star was named the NHL's MVP while with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1994-95, and the following season recorded career-highs of 47 goals and 68 assists.

Lindros, 32, an 11-year veteran, has registered 90 points in a season only once since then because of injuries. In 678 career games with the Flyers and Rangers, Lindros racked up 356 goals, 461 assists and 1,285 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot-5 inch, 237-pounder has suffered eight documented concussions.

"It's about time. This is great. I'm really excited about it. Obviously, it's a dream come true," Lindros told the Toronto Globe and Mail.

Lindros, who signed late Thursday, is a former No. 1 overall pick.

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