Shoulder injury sidelines Eric Lindros

Oct. 21, 2003 at 2:52 PM
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NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The New York Rangers have announced that Eric Lindros will miss some time with a sprain in the area where his left shoulder and collarbone meet the chest.

He likely will miss two to four weeks.

The injury-prone Lindros landed awkwardly on his left elbow after being hooked by Florida defenseman Mike Van Ryn in New York's 3-1 victory over Florida Monday night.

He has been sidelined for 67 games since the 1997-98 season because of injuries, but missed just one game in 2002-03 due to a suspension. The increased playing time did not help his production as the four-time 40-goal scorer had just 19 goals and 34 assists, both career lows.

He was booed on his introduction before Thursday's home opener.

Over his first two seasons with the Rangers, Lindros, 30, had 56 goals and 70 assists with 279 penalty minutes in 153 games.

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

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