The Maple Leafs beat the Flyers in the opener of their first-round playoff series, but they lost C Nik Antropov and F Darcy Tucker in the process.

Antropov broke a bone in his right foot on a shot by Flyers D Eric Desjardins in the second period Wednesday. He will be out indefinitely.

Tucker hyperextended his left knee on a check by Flyers D Eric Weinrich, and he's doubtful for Game 2 Friday night.

Antropov had 16 goals and 29 assists in the regular season. He centered Toronto's second line, which featured Owen Nolan (29 goals, 54 points) and leading scorer Alexander Mogilny (33 goals, 79 points).

"I don't think you do replace him," Coach Pat Quinn said. "We were happy with the progress he's been making this year. He was slowly becoming a pretty good player. He gave us sort of that second-line center that we haven't had for a while. With his size and also his playmaking ability, he looked like a wonderful fit, particularly with Mogilny."

Tucker had 10 goals and 26 assists in 77 games.

* APPROVED: The sale of the bankrupt Sabres to B. Thomas Golisano was approved by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge and the NHL's Board of Governors. The $92 million deal is expected to close within 10 days, said Commissioner Gary Bettman.

* PUNISHED: Islanders F Eric Godard was suspended for one game by the NHL for high-sticking Ottawa's Chris Neil during their playoff opener. He will miss Game 2 of the first-round series on Saturday.

-- From News Services