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Big E headed to Edmonton?

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 10:43 AM ET

Eric Lindros may find himself in an Edmonton Oiler uniform yet. Reports out of Toronto say the Oilers are one of three teams vying for the services of 33-year-old centre.

"We did talk to him a couple of times yesterday," said Oilers general manager Scott Howson. "But I don't want to comment. We'll just see what happens."

Lindros played just 33 games last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, due to a wrist injury. He scored 11 goals and added 11 assists in those 33 games. The London, Ont., native has a history of concussion problems and has only once - in 2002-2003 - played more than 80 games in a regular season.

Lindros earned $1.55 million US with the Maple Leafs last season. Reports out of Toronto say the Leafs have offered him a $750,000 contract for this year. The Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings are also reported to be in the running. The six-foot-four, 240-pound centre is expected to announce where he'll play next season this weekend.

Lindros has played 12 NHL season, with 367 goals and 839 assists in 711 career games. He was the first overall selection by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. Lindros was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers when he refused to play with the Nordiques.


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