NEW YORK - Rangers star Eric Lindros is uncertain about his playing future after his latest concussion.
“I certainly want to play hockey,” Lindros said while visiting the Rangers’ practice facility in Greenburgh, N.Y., on Tuesday. “That being said, it’s not for a game or two because this is getting old and tiresome. It’s no fun.”
Lindros, sidelined indefinitely, sustained the eighth concussion of his career — and sixth in the past four years — last Wednesday night in New York’s 2-1 loss to Washington when he took a hard hit from Jason Doig in the second period. Lindros said Doig’s hit was clean.
Lindros was examined the following day by Dr. Karen Johnston, a neurological specialist in Montreal, and returned later that night to his home in New York.
No timetable has been set for his return.
“As far as playing, it’s not something I’ll jump into without sound medical advice and opinions,” Lindros said.
Lindros has been told to get plenty of rest, and looks forward to doing basic tasks around the house.
“Just to get out of the house is great, “ Lindros said. “I’m just tired. From what the doctors have said, this is the way it’s going to be for a little bit.”
In his third season with the Rangers, the 1995 NHL MVP 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.
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