Lindros Close To Signing With Dallas

Matthew Smith
Dallas, TX, July 16 (AHN) – Free agent Eric Lindros is close to signing a one-year contract with the Dallas Stars.

Lindros played the last two seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He tried to resurrect his career after multiple concussions hindered his development with the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers. He suffered wrist injuries with the Maple Leafs, playing in only 72 games. Last year, he record 22 points before ending his season.

The Maple leafs showed interest in re-signing the former No. 1 pick. The Edmonton Oilers also sent out feelers.

In his 11th season, Lindros has 367 goals, 472 assists and 1328 penalty minutes in 711 games.

Stars coach Dave Tippett told the Dallas Morning News on Friday, If we were to get him, I think he would add an interesting element to our team. He’s a big, strong player who is defensively responsible, and he can also play the right wing if you need him to. I just think he’s ready for a big season."

Lindros was drafted by Quebec in 1991, but was traded to the Flyers for Peter Forsberg. Forsberg now plays for the team that drafted him.