Maple Leafs C Yanic Perreault suffered a broken left forearm when he was slashed by Penguins G Tom Barrasso in the second period of last night's game. It was not immediately known how long Perreault, who is tied with Matt Sundin for the team lead in points, would be sidelined.

Referee Richard Trottier did not call a penalty on the play, and Maple Leafs Coach Pat Quinn expressed his displeasure.

"There's enough injuries in the game without that kind of stuff," Quinn said. "[The doctors] were scared it was both bones. They're going to operate on it and put a plate on it.

"It was scary. On the replay, you can see it buckle," he said.

Perreault, who filled in on the top line when Sundin was injured earlier in the season, had 23 points in 28 games.

LINDEN SIDELINED: X-rays of Canadiens C Trevor Linden's injured ankle were negative, but there is enough damage that he will miss a minimum of four weeks and probably longer. Linden suffered the injury early in the third period of Wednesday night's 3-2 loss to the Stars.

RADIO ONE: The NHL agreed to a five-year renewal of its national radio contract with Westwood One.