Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/26/11

Eric Lindros confirmed on Wednesday that he will be playing hockey in the City of Brotherly Love - well, the Winter Classic Alumni Game, that is.

The former Philadelphia Flyers captain told 590 AM radio in Toronto that he will participate in a reunion of the Legion of Doom line with John LeClair and Mikael Renberg during the Alumni Game at Citizens Bank Park on Dec. 31.

"(Philadelphia General Manager) Paul Holmgren gave me a shout about a month and a half ago and we talked back and forth a little bit, and I was real happy to hear his voice and get the invitation," the 38-year-old Lindros said on the Brady and Lang morning show." I told him a while back that I would fly down and have some fun."

Citizens Bank Park will be the site of the Winter Classic, pitting the host Flyers against the Atlantic Division rival New York Rangers.

Lindros and the Flyers didn't part ways well - in fact, there were accusations that the team "was trying to kill" him when they put him on a plane with a collapsed lung.

Drafted first overall in the 1991 draft by Quebec, Lindros refused to sign with the Nordiques. He was sent to Philadelphia in a deal that included Peter Forsberg.

A Hart Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Trophy winner with the Flyers, the seven-time All-Star eventually went on to suit up with the Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars.

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