PHILADELPHIA -- When Eric Lindros took a job with the NHL Players' Association during the summer, it seemed clear he wasn't going to return to the ice.
Lindros, 34, will make his retirement official today at a news conference in his hometown of London, Ontario, several news organizations reported Tuesday.
The 6-foot-4-inch, 245-pound center had 372 goals and 865 points in 760 games during 13 injury-filled seasons. Multiple concussions and wrist injuries took their toll on No. 88.
Lindros never played on a Stanley Cup champion and reached the Finals once, in 1997 with the Flyers. Lindros won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player and the Lester B. Pearson Award as the league's outstanding player in 1994-95.
TUESDAY'S NHL GAMES -- Host Ottawa set a team record with its eighth consecutive win, 5-1 over Toronto, and is off to the best start in NHL history through 14 games with a 13-1 mark and a record 26 points. ... Todd White scored the 100th goal of his career with 3:26 left in overtime, and host Atlanta edged Washington 2-1. ... Miroslav Satan scored the winner for the second game in a row, and the host New York Islanders scored three goals in the final period to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 and snap their win streak at four.
ICY ODYSSEY -- Steve Williamson lives in what he calls the "hockey hotbed" of Orlando, Fla., and is about a third of the way through a dream month for a hockey fanatic ... and perhaps cruel and unusual punishment for other sports fans.
Tuesday night, he was scheduled to watch the NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators in Ottawa. That was Game 12 of an odyssey that will take him to 30 games in 30 nights, one game in each NHL arena.
After a game Monday in Florida, he nearly missed his connection in Newark on his way to Ottawa, blogging on his Web site 30gamesin30nights.com that he scrambled to the plane with two minutes to spare.
SLAP SHOTS -- Steve Moore rejected a $350,000 offer to settle his $15 million lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the former owner of the Vancouver Canucks, according to recently filed documents. Moore suffered three fractured vertebrae, a concussion and other injuries after Bertuzzi grabbed him from behind, punched him in the head and drove his head into the ice during a game March 8, 2004. Moore hasn't played since. ... Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov and forwards Jonathan Cheechoo, Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks are listed on the Western Conference All-Star ballot.
THUNDER 4, ROADRUNNERS 3, at Phoenix -- Rookie David Rohlfs scored a career-high two goals and goaltender Glenn Fisher stopped a career-high 44 shots as Stockton (5-3) beat Phoenix for its fifth consecutive victory.
The Thunder set a team record with two shorthanded goals.
Andy Contois gave the Thunder a 1-0 lead in the first period on his second goal of the season, taking a Jesse Bennefield pass from the left-wing boards and slamming in a wrist shot from the slot.
Rohlfs scored 1:33 later, taking Brad Farynuk's long outlet pass from the Thunder blueline and firing in a slap shot from the right circle.
The Thunder expanded its lead to 3-0 on Jonas Almtorp's second goal of the season with 8:18 remaining in the second period.