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Chris Pronger (concussion) is “the same”

Sep 8, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

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Chris Pronger hasn’t played since Nov. 19 because of a concussion and anyone who is still hoping that he’ll be ready for the start of the 2012-13 campaign won’t like the latest news from Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren.

Holmgren said Pronger is still dealing with headaches and is “the same,” according to Sam Carchidi.

He will go to the Skate Zone at Voorhees in the coming weeks, but Holmgren said that Pronger will not be skating.

The current CBA is set to expire on Sept. 15, but if the season starts on time then the Philadelphia Flyers will be dealing with a number of injured blueliners. In addition to Pronger, Andrej Meszaros is recovering from an Achilles injury and Andreas Lilja underwent hip surgery.

  1. philly4lyfe - Sep 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    I definitely don’t want to see it happen, but perhaps a shortened season would be good for us. Give our d-men more time to get healthy.

  2. kiopta1 - Sep 8, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Hang em up Chris and take care of yourself and your family.

    • somekat - Sep 8, 2012 at 9:34 PM

      He is done. He’ll never play again. he’s just not retiring so the Flyers can hide his cap hit each year. If he retires, they have to eat it (a stupid rule, hopefully something they fix in the new CBA, if a player retires, you shouldn’t still be on the hook for his cap hit, that is just idiotic).

      But Prongs has never said anything (since within a few weeks of the incident), that even hinted that he would be coming back. He is done, the skates are hung up, they just can’t announce it for cap reasons. No different than what the Flyers did with Lappy up until this year. He still got paid each year, but got put on the LTIR list so his salary wouldn’t count agaisnt the cap. Exactly the same situation, except Prongs makes much more

  3. timmons94 - Sep 8, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    As a pens fan and just a huge NHL fan. This stinks. Pronger is a hall of famer. I just want this guy to be headache free and enjoy the rest of his life with his family

    • phillyphanatic76 - Sep 9, 2012 at 12:50 AM

      Thats very respectable coming from a Pens fans considering most opposing fans despise Pronger and his style of play. It’s a shame to see this type of injury plague any player, let alone one the caliber of Pronger. That’s why I hope Crosby can stay symptom free. As much as I hate him he sure makes the Flyers-Pens rivalry that much better. Although I wish he would cut down his production against us. It’s truly a shame that we will no longer see our captain knock Crosby around again.

  4. mattybo - Sep 8, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Nelson Muntz shares my sympathies.

    • somekat - Sep 8, 2012 at 9:35 PM

      scum bag

  5. biffnasty - Sep 8, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    what a baby..typical filthy flyer

    • somekat - Sep 8, 2012 at 9:35 PM

      see above, scum bag jr

  6. windmiller4 - Sep 8, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Dont like the guy, but i respect the hell out of him and wish him a full recovery. Always sad to see this happen, especially to such a good player

  7. philly4lyfe - Sep 8, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    I guess Sid is a bigger baby then since he’s missed more time than prongs due to concussions.

    • Eberwizzle - Sep 8, 2012 at 7:31 PM

      From one Flyers fan to another……you sir (philly4lyfe) sound like a jackass.

    • somekat - Sep 8, 2012 at 9:37 PM

      Cindy is a baby for a whole host of reason. Not playing due to concussions is not one of them. If you are having brain issues, and you are playing anyway (in this day an age with the medical knowlege we have), you are a moron. Calling someone a “baby” for not playing, makes you a bigger moron (and yes, I am a Flyers fan)

  8. muir6 - Sep 8, 2012 at 5:46 PM


  9. icelovinbrotha215 - Sep 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    Not worth it. As much as we, Philadelphians, want to see you back, you have a whole life ahead of ya. I’d like him to work in the front office. Be the next GM after Homer’s tenure.

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