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Concussions continue to be a hot-button topic in the NHL today, and on Thursday, concussions claimed the season of one of the game's best defensemen. The Philadelphia Flyers announced Thursday that captain Chris Pronger will miss the rest of the season with what Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren called "severe post concussion syndrome." The 37-year-old has battled injuries all season, after he took a stick to the eye and also had knee surgery already this year. Many have assumed that the concussion symptoms Pronger has been suffering from stem from the stick-to-the-eye incident which he suffered on Oct. 24 against...
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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.
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 pressure is off Chris Pronger.
The pressure from the Flyers, that is. By announcing that the defenseman won't be back this season or playoffs, Pronger now has months to recover from post-concussion syndrome without pangs of returning because there are no expectations.
Better yet, the uncertainty within the dressing room - WILL he come back? _ is gone. Remember the ...
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.
The Philadelphia Flyers have pulled the plug on the comeback hopes for defenseman and team captain Chris Pronger.
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.
PHT: Flyers captain Chris Pronger will be shut down indefinitely and could miss the rest of the season, a report says.
I guess we non-Flyers fans don’t think that Claude Giroux being out indefinitely is a bigger deal than Chris Pronger being out for the rest of the season. Take a look at the results from a recent SportsNation poll on ESPN.com. The only state that thinks Giroux’s injury is a bigger deal than Pronger’s is Pennsylvania, where the Philadelphia Flyers fan population dominates over...
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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...