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Lindros Leaves Game With Injury

January 29, 2002

NEW YORK (AP) _ Eric Lindros mildly sprained his right knee Monday night, forcing him to leave the New York Rangers game against Tampa Bay in the second period.

Lindros, scheduled to play in next week’s All-Star game and for Canada in the Olympics next month, sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee when he collided with Lightning defenseman Cory Sarich near the Rangers bench midway through the game.

He did not return and is day to day.

Lindros missed three December games because of a sprained right knee, and seven others from Dec. 29-Jan. 3 after sustaining his seventh career concussion.

The 28-year-old center had knee injuries in three of the first four seasons of his NHL career, which began in 1992 with Philadelphia.

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