Found December 17, 2011 on
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Ever since Chris Pronger was ruled out for the season, there have been many questions. First off, is he going to retire? A report does suggest he is considering it.
What can the Flyers do to fill his spot? Can they even do anything financially?
Via Pro Hockey Talk: Pronger’s contract is a 35-and-over deal that comes with a cap hit of $4.9 million for the next five seasons.
What does this mean? It means that whether Pronger plays or not, the cap hit is going nowhere. So is there anything the Flyers can do?
Yes, there is a way.
Rather than seeing Pronger retire and leave a cap hit the team can’t do anything about, they can keep him on the roster and put him on LTIR to free up his cap hit to make use of. [Pro Hockey Talk]
The Flyers used this "loophole" to their advantage in the Ian Laperriere situation.
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The big news story of yesterday was that Chris Pronger will miss the remainder of the season due to post-concussion syndrome. Chris Pronger is a Philadelphia Flyer defenceman who is signed to a problematic contract. He is signed through the 2016/17 season with a salary cap hit of almost $5 million dollars a year. This is a 35+ contract which means that it stays on the Flyers...
The Philadelphia Flyers have pulled the plug on the comeback hopes for defenseman and team captain Chris Pronger.
On Oct. 24, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger took a Mikhail Grabovski stick to the face during a follow-through on a shot and missed two weeks. When he returned, Pronger played just five more before being sidelined with a virus that coincided with minor knee surgery and concussion-like symptoms.
Those concussion-like symptoms did not dissipate and tonight the Flyers announced...
Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs because of severe post-concussion syndrome.
PHT: Flyers captain Chris Pronger will be shut down indefinitely and could miss the rest of the season, a report says.
Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs because of severe post-concussion syndrome. Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren made the announcement through a team spokesman early in the first period of the Flyers' game against Montreal on Thursday night.
Chris Pronger, a 37-year-old defenseman for the Flyers, visited doctors on Wednesday in Pittsburgh after complaining about a fairly persistent headache and sluggish feeling.
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By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk)
The Philadelphia Flyers recently suffered a huge blow to their lineup, as the team announced on Thursday that captain Chris Pronger will miss the remainder of the 2011-2012 regular season, as well as the 2012 playoffs.
Some have even questioned whether Pronger will ever be able to play in the NHL ever again, based...