Lindquist quits job as consultant

There was more fallout within the NHL Players' Association on Tuesday, a day after the union's dismissal of executive director Paul Kelly.

Bob Lindquist, an HRR (Hockey-Related Revenue) accounting consultant who was considered by some as the leading financial mind at the union, resigned from his post. Lindquist was a loyal Kelly colleague.

"With Paul no longer there, it was best that I move on and that the NHLPA become a former client," Lindquist told ESPN.com on Tuesday.

Lindquist was hired by the players' association in February 2008. He is the second man out the door after assistant director of player affairs Pat Flatley resigned Monday.

Meanwhile, Kelly was told he is still welcome at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Bill Hay, chairman and CEO of the Hockey Hall, phoned Kelly on Tuesday and told him he's welcome to stay on the Hall's board of directors, a source told ESPN.com.

The 17-member board, chaired by Hay, also includes Harry Sinden, Glen Sather, Pat LaFontaine, Bill Daly, Bob Gainey and Rene Fasel, among others.

Kelly is considering the offer.

Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com.