Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/19/14

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 22: Chris Pronger #20 of the Philadelphia Flyers warms up before playing the Boston Bruins on October 22, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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 books no matter what.  If Pronger retires or is sent to the minors, this nearly $5 million salary cap stays with the Flyers.  There is only one way out.  Pronger has to be on the long term injured reserve. The Philadelphia Flyers have a long history of placing essentially retired players on LTIR for years.  Currently, Ian Laperriere and Blair Betts have been on the Flyers LTIR all season.  Neither is expected to play in the NHL again.  Laperriere missed all of last season on the LTIR as well.  Darien Hatcher and Mike Rathje also spent significant time on LTIR when they were essentially retired.  Rathje spe...
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