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Lindros leaves NHL union post

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TORONTO (AP) -Former NHL star Eric Lindros resigned as ombudsman of the NHL players' union.

The NHL Players Association confirmed the move Tuesday but did not say why he left.

Lindros took the job in November 2007, three days after he retired from hockey. The position was created after the union remade itself following the firing of former executive director Ted Saskin.

The ombudsman tries to resolve any complaints by members or staff of the union and reports directly to the executive board.

NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly was hired after the ombudsman job was put in place.

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