Philadelphia Flyer center Eric Lindros will sit out the remainder of the regular season because of a collapsed right lung, the team announced Friday.
Lindros apparently was hurt when cross-checked during the Flyers' game at Nashville on Thursday, team President and General Manager Bob Clarke said. Television replays also showed Lindros falling on his stick in the first period.
Nearly three quarts of blood filled into the space where the lung collapsed, and doctors at Baptist Hospital in Nashville were draining the blood with a chest tube, the team said. Flyer team physician Gary Dorshimer said doctors in Nashville inserted a pump in the lung to help re-expand it.
Dorshimer said Lindros would be in Nashville for at least another two or three days. His status for the postseason will be determined when he returns to Philadelphia, Dorshimer said.