Lindros Wants To Play In Toronto

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Eric Lindros, who was cleared to play by his doctors, now says that he wants to play with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"There is a lot of risk involved from a medical point of view but I've been cleared and I feel good," Lindros said. "I'd really like to play in Toronto, it's a great organization, a great city and being from here, it just seems to be a good fit."

Lindros has made it clear he will not play for Philadelphia again, and Flyers GM Bob Clarke has said he wants full value in return for the All-Star from any team that wants to sign him.

"We haven't had any offers at all from any team for Eric," Clarke said. "We're certainly not going to try and stop Eric from playing in the National Hockey League, but we are going to make the best deal with any club that we can for the Flyers."

The Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers are believed to be among the teams interested.

Lindros suffered his sixth concussion in 27 months when checked by New Jersey defenseman Scott Stevens while playing for Philadelphia in the playoffs last May. Lindros' medical history might make any team reluctant to trade for him.

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