Found December 17, 2011 on
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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 on his age and the severity of his post-concussion syndrome. Not only has this affected the Flyers, but it has also sent a shock wave around the entire league.
With Pronger having been Philadelphia’s top defenceman for quite some time now, he carried much of the load on the Flyers’ back-end. So much in fact, that he averaged 22:28 of ice time; second on the team to only Matt Carle, who has played in 17 more games that Pronger.
This has likely made many teams around the league consider what, if any roster changes must be made in case of an event like this happens to their team. While it is unlikely to happen, t...
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Not even a hearing, eh?
According to the Maple Leafs, their capo, Dion Phaneuf, will not be suspended for boarding Zack Kassian in last night's 5-4 Buffalo win. Phaneuf will be on the ice for tonight's game with Vancouver.
Phaneuf was given 5 and a game for the this hit.
I was in the Phaneuf's scrum after the game and it...
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.
Last night in a game between the Leafs and Sabres, with about three minutes left in the second period, Leafs defencemen Dion Phaneuf hit Zack Kassian from behind into the boards. Phaneuf receieved a five-minute major for the hit and a game misconduct. Kassian missed the rest of the second period, but eventually made his way back into the game.Phaneuf is one of the most prolific...
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...
The Philadelphia Flyers have pulled the plug on the comeback hopes for defenseman and team captain Chris Pronger.
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 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.