Star National Hockey League centers Mario Lemieux and Eric Lindros have been added to the roster of the North American All-Star team that will face a squad of World stars February 2 in Los Angeles. Lemieux resumed his Hall of Fame playing career last season, and was named to the All-Star squad late Wednesday for the 10th time, despite playing only 13 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season because of a bad hip.
Lindros earned his seventh All-Star selection in nine seasons, after tallying 19 goals and 20 assists in 41 games for the New York Rangers. But he also suffered the seventh concussion of his career earlier this month. Also named to the North American team were centers Joe Sakic of the Colorado Avalanche, Jeremy Roenick of the Philadelphia Flyers and Joe Thornton of the Boston Bruins. Mighty Ducks of Anaheim star Paul Kariya, Eric Daze of the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Islanders Mark Parrish round out the reserve wingers for North America. Brian Leetch of the Rangers, Ed Jovanovski of the Vancouver Canucks, and Wade Redden of the Ottawa Senators were named as reserve defensemen, while goaltenders Sean Burke and Jose Theodore also were added to the squad.