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Forward in league's treatment program

Updated: December 6, 2003, 10:01 AM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Lapointe entered the NHL's substance abuse treatment program to help him deal with depression, a source close to the veteran forward said Friday.

The league on Thursday announced that Lapointe voluntarily had sought help but wouldn't elaborate. Under terms of the program, team officials are forbidden from discussing details of the case.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Lapointe has been taking medication to treat ...

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