Eric Lindros: I won't hold my kids back from playing hockey

Eric Lindros wouldn't hold his kids back from playing hockey. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Eric Lindros, who suffered serious and multiple concussions throughout his career, said he would be open to the idea of them playing hockey.

"Of course," Lindros told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun. "But it will be up to them."

Lindros, 37, won the Hart Trophy as league MVP in 1994-95 but had his career shortened by concussions. When his parents disputed treatment for injuries while with the Philadelphia Flyers, it caused a rift with the team.

After having his career shortened by concussions -- and seeing his younger brother Brett have to retire after 51 games because of concussions -- Lindros has became heavily involved during retirement in fundraising and programs for concussion awareness and prevention. He has three children younger than 3: Carl Pierre, 29 months, and twins Sophie and Ryan, 14 months.

Lindros will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, along with coach Pat Quinn, goalie Rogie Vachon and Russian star Sergei Makarov.