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Lindros visits concussion specialist

NEW YORK -- Rangers star Eric Lindros will be sidelined indefinitely after sustaining the eighth concussion of his career.

Lindros was checked Thursday by Dr. Karen Johnston, a
neurological specialist in Montreal, and returned later that
evening to his home in New York.

Lindros has not rejoined the team, and no timetable has been set
for a return.

"Eric is out indefinitely," Rangers spokesman Jason Vogel
said. "He is resting and his condition will continue to be
monitored."

Lindros was injured Wednesday night in New York's 2-1 loss to
Washington when he took a hard hit from Jason Doig in the second
period.

On his next shift, Lindros took the faceoff and immediately
dropped his gloves and stick and went after Doig. After a brief
scuffle, Lindros pinned Doig to the ice. Both received fighting
majors at 10:53.

Lindros didn't return for the third period.

In his third season with the Rangers, the 1995 NHL MVP has been
playing his best hockey in years of late. He 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.