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By David Strehle
NHL Hot Stove Managing Editor
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger has had a tough go of it for the past 15 months. Over that time he’s suffered five major injuries that have required surgeries, and had a close call with another when he took a high stick that nearly caught him in the right eye.
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He was forced to miss 32 games during the 2010-11 campaign, and missed all but three postseason contests last spring.
Coming into this year, Pronger missed most of training camp while recovering from back surgery in the spring and saw just one game of exhibition action prior to the start of the regular season.
After getting off to a good start, he was hit with a stick on the follow through of a shot that very well could have been the end of his career. Luckily for him, it was a near miss, just catching the edge of the orbital bone.
Pronger returned donning a visor after missing six games, but he “just didn’t feel wel...
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Almost all Flyers fans agreed during the off-season that Chris Pronger would make the next great captain of the franchise after Mike Richards was sent to the Kings. Before the season started, the Flyers named Chris Pronger the 18th captain in team history.
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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov insisted that he has been sick over the last week.
On Friday, a now healthy Bryzgalov is expected to get the start for the Flyers (13-7-3) against coach Bruce Boudreau's Anaheim Ducks (7-13-4).
The 31-year-old Russian netminder has been on the bench for five of the team's last seven games.
Whether the sickness was linked with...
Frank Seravalli of the Daily News quoted Paul Holmgren yesterday as stating that the reason forward Andreas Nodl was placed on waivers was to quickly remove one of their contracts to make room in the event that they traded for a a defenseman or signed a free agent defenseman.
“The people that I talked to, it seems [...]
With only six healthy defensemen on the roster, the Flyers needed help. Matt Walker cleared re-entry waivers and will be available to play against the Ducks.
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It has been six long days since the Philadelphia Flyers (13-7-3) last played a hockey game. Tonight, the club opens a brutally difficult December schedule that will see the team play 13 of 16 games on the road. The opponent will be the Anaheim Ducks (7-13-4), with new head coach Bruce Boudreau making his debut less than 48 hours after replacing former Stanley Cup winning...
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WESTMINSTER, Calif. - Seems every time we talk to a Flyer we find out something new about their health status.
In recent weeks, we found that Matt Read definitely had a concussion at the start of November and missed three games; we found that while Chris Pronger had a virus last week, it was really his left knee that was keeping him out of the lineup.
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Claude Giroux scored 3:29 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a three-goal deficit for a 4-3 victory Friday over the Anaheim Ducks, who collapsed in coach Bruce Boudreau's debut.
Claude Giroux scored 3:29 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a three-goal deficit for a 4-3 victory Friday night over the Anaheim Ducks, who collapsed in coach Bruce Boudreau's debut. Jaromir Jagr scored two power-play goals and Scott Hartnell tied it with 3:02 left in regulation for the Flyers, who trailed 3-0 late in the second period.
Claude Giroux scored 3:29 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a three-goal deficit for a 4-3 victory Friday night over the Anaheim Ducks, who collapsed in coach Bruce Boudreau's debut.
Claude Giroux ripped a one-timer into the net 3:29 into overtime to cap a 4-3 comeback victory by the Philadelphia Flyers over the Anaheim Ducks.