Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pronger Can Skate, Just Not Too Hard

According to Flyers' GM Paul Holmgren, defenseman Chris Pronger has been cleared to due some light skating after visiting Dr. Raikin. He will be re-evaluated on January 12.

The Flyers have gone 3-3-0 in the 6 games Pronger has missed since having surgery on December 18th. The effects of missing the veteran blueliner are noticeable considering the team averaged 5 goals against/game in a 4 game stretch from their home game against Florida to their visit to Anaheim (where Jason Blake scored 2 goals. Think about that).

If the timetable of 4-6 weeks recovery stays in place, Pronger could miss anywhere from another 5 to 11 games. Playing the Devils 3 times along with the Senators and Sabres once in the following weeks should help Philly through this span of games without their leader on defense.

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