1. Archive

Lindros out with mild concussion

Eric Lindros, recovering from a mild concussion suffered in Calgary, missed his first game of the season Thursday, the Flyers' 6-2 win over Calgary.

Lindros, the NHL's scoring leader with 19 goals and 25 assists, is listed as day-to-day, and his condition will be re-evaluated before the Flyers' next game in Edmonton on Sunday. The Flyers captain was hit three times during one shift in the second period of Tuesday's 4-3 overtime victory at Calgary.

Although it's not clear which hit caused the concussion, Lindros' head smacked into the glass after he was checked by ex-Lightning Jason Wiemer. It's the second concussion suffered by Lindros over his seven-year career.

Lindros, who hasn't skated since, was diagnosed by the Canucks neurologist before Thursday's game and the results were faxed back to the Flyers neurologist in Philadelphia. The results won't be released until today, a Flyers spokesman said.

NETS BUYING DEVILS?: The New Jersey Nets are trying to buy the New Jersey Devils so the owners can move both teams from the Meadowlands to downtown Newark, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported.

The Nets' chances might hinge on the success of Devils owner John McMullen's bid to buy the Washington Redskins.

McMullen and Charles Dolan, chairman of Cablevision Systems and owner of Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers, are one of five bidders for the Redskins and Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.

NFL bylaws ban any of its owners to be the principal owner of another professional sports team, which means either Dolan or McMullen must give up their holdings or seek a third party to become the principal owner if they get the Redskins.

The Nets already have made several informal offers to the Devils and will step up their efforts if McMullen buys the Redskins, the Star-Ledger reported, quoting unidentified officials familiar with the teams.

McMullen did confirm his interest in buying the Redskins, but wouldn't say what he would do with the Devils if his bid is successful.

"That's like asking a guy if he's still in love with his wife after they've lived together for 15 years," he told the newspaper. The Devils have been in New Jersey for 15 years.

Team officials declined comment.

SHARKS: Defenseman Doug Bodger (cervical strain, bruised shoulder) might miss Saturday's game. Garry Galley is his likely replacement. Leading scorer Jeff Friesen (shoulder) and wing Murray Craven (bruised nerve) have missed ice time recently.

MINOR-LEAGUER SUSPENDED: The American Hockey League suspended Hartford Wolf Pack forward P.J. Stock three games for coming off the bench and starting a fight against the Rochester Americans on Tuesday. Hartford is an affiliate of the Rangers.