Bruins throw their name in the Lindros sweepstakes
"I called Bob and he told me what he would need to make a deal happen," TSN.com quoted O'Connell as saying. "That's where we left it."
O'Connell also called Lindros' lawyer, Gord Kirke of Toronto.
"I left a message," O'Connell said of his call to Kirke. "We'll see what happens, we'll see what [Lindros] has to say."
According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Kirke is in Hawaii until next week.
Asked if he thought there was any chance the Bruins might actually land Lindros, who has indicated his preference is to play in Toronto, O'Connell told TSN.com: "I don't know. You never know."
Lindros, now fully recovered from his sixth career concussion, has been given medical clearance to return to action. He said last week the Maple Leafs were No. 1 on his list of teams with which he would like to resume his NHL career.
Kirke even left a message with the Dallas Stars telling them not to bother inquiring about Lindros, wanting to focus totally on the Leafs.
O'Connell told both the Boston Herald and Boston Globe on Monday that he would call the Flyers and make a pitch.
The Bruins are desperate for a quick fix. They fired head coach Pat Burns on Oct. 25 and replaced him with Mike Keenan. But the club continues to struggle, dropping to 8-14-3-2 after a 5-4 to Atlanta on Monday night.