New York - The New York Rangers announced today that MRI testing has confirmed that Rangers center Eric Lindros has suffered a right medial collateral ligament (MCL) knee sprain and is expected to be sidelined for one week. He sustained the injury to his right knee with 7.2 seconds remaining in the second period of the December 12 game vs. Nashville. Lindros underwent a follow-up examination today by team physician and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Feldman in New York. He will begin a rehabilitation and off-ice conditioning program immediately.
Lindros currently ranks first on the Rangers and second in the National Hockey League with 18 goals and 19 assists for 37 points in 34 games this season. He ranks first on the team and tied for third in the NHL with 18 goals. His 19 assists rank second on the club and tied for 10th in the league.