Chris Pronger RUMORS & NEWS

  • Coyotes trade Sam Gagner to Flyers for Nicklas Grossmann

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes added some experience to their blue line by trading Sam Gagner and a conditional pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for Nicklas Grossmann. Grossmann has 531 games of NHL experience and instantly becomes the most senior member of the Coyotes' defense. He has one more year..." June 28

  • Hockey Hall of Fame changes bylaws, Chris Pronger now eligible

    Courier-Post "In a couple months, when the Hockey Hall of Fame announces its 2015 class of inductees, Chris Pronger may be among the group. Until yesterday, that wasn't possible. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Hall of Fame changed the language in its bylaws Wednesday and the new wording allows..." March 28

  • Chris Pronger wouldn't have taken NHL job if it hurt the Flyers

    Courier-Post "Chris Pronger was playing in a golf tournament in St. Louis back in June when he just couldn't go on any longer. The 40-year-old former defenseman had been working out a lot, trying to see if he could get back into shape. He already knew he couldn't play hockey anymore. Not since he took a..." October 16

  • NHL announces Pronger’s player safety appointment

    Pro Hockey Talk "As expected, the NHL has announced that Chris Pronger is now a member of the department of player safety. The news that this would happen raised eyebrows because Pronger is still a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. A concussion ended his playing career in 2011, but he is nevertheless signed..." October 11

  • Chris Pronger may join NHL Player Safety; wouldn't rule on Flyers

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL disciplinarian Stephane Quintal hinted last week some “big names” might join the Department of Player Safety. Well, how’s this for a big name? Chris Pronger. The All-Star defenseman and Stanley Cup champion has interviewed for a job in the DPS and is at the top of Quintal’s list to..." October 09

  • Holmgren: Chris Pronger is "never going to play again"

    The Hockey News "It’s difficult to miss Chris Pronger even when he’s wearing a suit and tie instead of hockey equipment. That’s largely because he’s so big but he’s also loud and boisterous and draws a crowd. Draft day 2013 was no different. Even though Pronger was behind the barrier separating teams from..." October 15

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    Sam Carchidi @BroadStBull

    Pronger can be put on LTIR any second which would open room for Gill and Hall to fit under the cap.

  • Personality returns, vision hasn't for Pronger

    Courier-Post "Chris Pronger walked into a second-floor conference room at the Skate Zone a couple minutes past noon Thursday wearing a gray suit, Flyers’ orange tie, a reddish-brown beard that matches his hair, eyeglasses and a big, fat smile. Finally ready to share the sad story of his new life as a..." March 09

  • Chris Pronger updates health, says he's still suffering symptoms

    CSN Philly "Chris Pronger addressed the media on Thursday at Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J., and does not appear any closer to a return to the ice. The former Flyers captain -- who suffers from post-concussion syndrome -- appeared in good spirits and frequently joked with members of the media. When..." March 07

  • Injured Pronger hints at calling it a career

    CSN Philly "Chris Pronger's career in the NHL and with the Flyers was put on an indefinite hiatus when his health became an issue, on and off the ice. The former Flyers captain hinted at a possible retirement in a two-part interview set to air Wednesday and Thursday on Sportsnet Canada's Connected,..." March 07

  • Flyers happy to see Pronger at game

    CSN Philly "Flyers captain Chris Pronger, sporting a full beard and wearing glasses, attended Saturday's game and sat in club chairman Ed Snider's box for the Flyers' 4-1 win over the Canadiens. He was smiling, with his family, and appeared in good spirits. Pronger received a standing ovation from the..." March 25

  • Leafs center 'sad' about Pronger

    Courier-Post "Toronto Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski felt terrible the moment his swinging stick clipped Flyers captain Chris Pronger in an Oct. 24 game at the Wells Fargo Center. He feels worse now. Grabovski heard what originally was thought to be a scary right-eye injury has turned into prolonged..." February 10

  • Pronger surprises Flyers with visit to practice

    CSN Philly "Chris Pronger made a surprise visit to Skate Zone on Wednesday. The Flyers' captain dropped by for 90 minutes to say hello to his teammates, most of whom he hasn't seen since the club's Christmas party in mid-December. Pronger remains out for the season with post-concussion..." February 09

  • IS there a glimmer of hope for Pronger?

    CSN Philly "A glimmer of hope that wasn't present Thursday night when the Flyers announced that Chris Pronger would miss the rest of the regular season and the playoffs surfaced on Friday. General manager Paul Holmgren didn't outright dismiss the possibility that the Flyers' defenseman could ask to be..." December 17

  • Without Pronger, Flyers try to move on

    111112222233 "It was business as usual in the Flyers dressing room Friday. The morning after learning captain Chris Pronger is done for the season with severe post-concussion syndrome, players participating in an optional practice talked afterward about focusing on who they still have available and who..." December 17

  • Flyers stunned by news on Pronger's injury

    CSN Philly "The look on Scott Hartnell's face said it all. He was simply in shock. He had no idea that Chris Pronger was done for the season. None of the Flyers knew until after the game when informed by media that their captain would not be coming back this season (see story.) "That's new to me – I..." December 16

  • Pronger met with neurologists

    CSN Philly "Chris Pronger apparently kept his appointment in Pittsburgh on Wednesday and met with noted neurologists Joe Maroon and Mickey Collins. What they told him about his suspected concussion remains unknown as Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced late Wednesday that there was no..." December 15

  • Pronger to be checked for concussion symptoms

    Courier-Post "Chris Pronger's mystery virus has turned into a real headache that won't go away, literally. Four missed games and no better, the Flyers captain decided to have knee surgery late last month. Afterward, Pronger mentioned that he'd had a baseline concussion test to treat the illness that had been..." December 10

  • Pronger trade revisited

    Edmonton Sun "Has the time come for Edmonton to consider revising a little history here? Is the day coming, or here already, to put Chris Pronger on a pedestal for choosing to leave Edmonton? Has the time arrived to celebrate the genius of Kevin Lowe for what happened on July 3, 2006? Ian Burgess, a..." November 30

  • Flyers face tough task in replacing Pronger

    CSN Philly "There are far too many NHL players skating with welts in their backs put there by Chris Pronger to readily figure out which one is sticking the pins in the No. 20 doll. After injuries to the back, wrist, eye and now a second knee in two seasons, our theory is this can't be one Pronger..." November 30

  • Pronger headed for knee surgery

    Courier-Post "The look on Danny Briere's face last Saturday in New York was a smirky, just-can't-believe-it crooked smile. The Flyers center was talking about his violet on-ice collision in the first period with teammate Andreas Nodl, who was shaken up to the point that he played a couple more shifts and then..." November 29

  • Pronger adjusts to wearing visor

    Courier-Post "His eyesight back to normal, Flyers captain Chris Pronger looks and feels different practicing his way back to being game-ready again. It'll take awhile for the 37-year-old defenseman to get used to skating with a visor. Sidelined since Oct. 24 with a left eye injury, Pronger hadn't worn a..." November 06

  • Jovial Pronger updates status of eye injury

    CSN Philly "It was vintage Chris Pronger: snappy answers, a tinge of sarcasm and back and forth with the media. All of which seems to imply that the Flyers captain is making progress from a right eye injury expected to keep him out of the lineup through at least the first two weeks of November...." October 30

  • Why don't all hockey players wear visors?

    CSN Philly "It was great to see Ian Laperriere in our newsroom on Tuesday. He was dressed in a nice suit with a warm smile, looking great. That wasn't the case in September of 2010 when Lappy experienced symptoms of post-concussion syndrome in training camp after taking a puck to the face twice the previous..." October 26

  • Pronger named as the 18th Flyers captain

    CSN Philly "As in life, some things in hockey also go without saying. For instance, the question of who would inherit the "C" on the Flyers after Mike Richards left for Los Angeles was a no-brainer. It had to be Chris Pronger, even though Danny Briere and Kimmo Timonen were more than..." September 16

  • Pronger says goal is to play in opener

    Courier-Post "Chris Pronger has had more surgeries in the past year -- four -- than he had in his previous nine NHL seasons combined. He has played in 1,154 regular-season games, another 173 playoff games and is two months shy of his 37th birthday. He also has six years and $29.5 million remaining on a..." August 09

  • Flyers' Pronger hopeful yet uncertain about return

    CSN Philly "It's been 14 days since Chris Pronger underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back, but returning to the ice is still the furthest thing from the Flyers' defenseman's mind. Pronger, who played just 50 regular season games and appeared in only three of the Flyers' 11 playoff games,..." May 27

  • Pronger: Richards continues to grow up

    CSN Philly "Chris Pronger wanted to know if a certain reporter was on the line during a conference call Thursday morning. The Flyers' top defenseman had just been asked to respond to the recent finger-pointing at team captain Mike Richards, and as it turns out, he had taken offense to one story that..." May 27

  • Pronger supports his captain

    Courier-Post "Unlike his injury-plagued season, this time Chris Pronger saved his best for last. In a wide-ranging conference call with reporters Thursday, Pronger addressed his long road to recovery from back surgery, the Flyers' disappointing second-round playoff collapse, and their desperate hunt for a..." May 27

  • Full recovery expected for Pronger

    Courier-Post "Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger had a disc fragment that was pressing up against a nerve removed Thursday in a surgical procedure at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. According to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, Pronger will begin a walking rehab in a few days and will begin..." May 13

  • Pronger going under the knife today

    Courier-Post "Before signing with the Flyers two years ago, Chris Pronger had a typical injury history for a 34-year-old NHL defenseman. In addition to surgeries on each of his knees and his left wrist, he suffered a broken left foot, a broken toe, a separated shoulder and a broken jaw over the span of 15..." May 12

  • Anyone can play in Flyers' goal as long as Pronger plays "SEE IF YOU notice the pattern. Q: Why do the Flyers need a goaltender? A: Chris Pronger. Q: Why did the Flyers lose to the Bruins? A: Chris Pronger. Q: Who is the Flyers' most important health issue? A: Chris Pronger. You really don't have to read the rest if you don't feel..." May 11

  • Pronger may need another surgery

    Courier-Post "Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger told reporters Monday that his "year from hell" might include a fourth surgery in 10 months, this time to repair what is believed to be a herniated disc. "I don't know if it's to that point or not," the 36-year-old defenseman said. "I've got to see what the..." May 10

  • Pronger's 'year from hell' started and ended with injuries "THERE WAS A LONG pause on the other end of the phone. "The year from hell is over," Chris Pronger said. That's how Pronger described his injury-riddled season, which officially came to a close on Friday night in Boston - ending the season the same exact way it started in October, with..." May 10

  • Flyers await diagnoses of Pronger, Richards "The Flyers will learn Monday whether defenseman Chris Pronger and center Mike Richards need offseason surgery, general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed Saturday. An injured back and leg kept Pronger sidelined for the last three games of the Boston series. Richards played the latter part of the..." May 08

  • No explanation for Pronger's absence from Game 2 "AFTER MORE than 17 years in the NHL, Chris Pronger has become a creature of habit and game-day ritual. That's why it was a surprise when Pronger, who missed the first five games of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a hand injury, skipped the Flyers' morning skate yesterday before Game 2 against the..." May 03

  • Big difference on defense: Boston's Chara, Flyers' Pronger "At 6-foot-9, 260 pounds, Zdeno Chara is an imposing figure, someone who has a big shot from the point, and is the cornerstone of Boston's defense. In other words, he is to the Bruins what 6-6, 210-pound Chris Pronger is to the Flyers. The towering defensemen will play key roles in the..." April 29

  • Pronger's return makes Flyers that much stronger "Shortly after the opening faceoff for Game 7 between the Flyers and Sabres on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center, Paul Gaustad, Buffalo's towering center, charged full speed toward Chris Pronger, who was against the boards, looking for an opening to outlet the puck. In rapid sequence,..." April 28

  • Return of Pronger gives the power play a big jolt "In a surprising development, defenseman Chris Pronger logged a lot more ice time in Game 7 Tuesday night than in Sunday's Game 6, and the veteran defenseman helped the Flyers oust the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2, at the Wells Fargo Center. Pronger played 17 minutes, 27 seconds - about 13 minutes more..." April 27

  • Pronger's time limited in return from injury "The day began for the Flyers with a Mystery Daily Double: 1) Who would play goaltender and, 2) Would Chris Pronger take the ice for the first time in the series? The correct responses, as we now know, are: 1) Everyone, and 2) Sort of. It was a limited role for Pronger in the Flyers' Game 6..." April 25

  • Flyers sorely miss Pronger "O Pronger, where art thou? It is the question the Flyers will be asking themselves all offseason if Chris Pronger, their most intimidating player, does not swoop in from the injured list and lead the team to two wins against the Buffalo Sabres. Maybe the Flyers would be facing Easter..." April 24

  • Scratched Pronger quiet but is clearly not himself

    Buffalo News "The word from Flyers practice Thursday was that defenseman Chris Pronger was ready to go in Game Five. That looked to be the case as Pronger went through the entire Flyers morning skate Friday, taking a regular turn with normal defense partner Matt Carle. Pronger took a few slap shots for the..." April 23

  • Can Pronger play? Yes; Will he? Who knows?

    Courier-Post "The pain and weakness in Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger's right hand prevents him from cranking his trademark slap shot. But does the future Hall of Famer need to shoot in order to play in tonight's crucial Game 5 between the Flyers and Sabres at the Wells Fargo Center? "Can Chris Pronger..." April 22

  • Signs Pronger might be in Flyers lineup tonight "Peter Laviolette seldom tips his hand. President Obama's nuclear football codes are probably easier to crack than some of Laviolette's clandestine lineup decisions, from the mundane fourth-line swap-out to the starting goaltender. General manager Paul Holmgren has been even less revealing..." April 22

  • In Pronger's absence, other defensemen have accepted the challenge for Flyers "There are a couple of ways to look at Chris Pronger's absence and how it has affected the Flyers' blueliners. Glass half-empty: Having Pronger sidelined for the last five weeks has increased the other defensemen's minutes and left them gassed and susceptible to mistakes. Glass half-full: The..." April 20

  • Sabres defenseman Leopold returns from hand injury, but Flyers' Pronger still out "It took just a little more than 3 weeks for the Buffalo Sabres to get their star defenseman with Stanley Cup finals experience back from a broken hand. The Flyers are still waiting for theirs. Jordan Leopold, 30, missed the Sabres' last 10 games - including the first two games of this series..." April 19

  • Pronger out for Game 3 "Before Saturday's wildly entertaining playoff game at the Wells Fargo Center, a source close to the situation said it was "50/50" that Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger would play Monday. But after the Flyers eked out a 5-4 win over Buffalo and evened the series at one game apiece, he changed..." April 17

  • Pronger's return is put off

    Courier-Post "Chris Pronger's long-awaited return to the Flyers' lineup will be delayed at least two more days and possibly until the end of the week. With his broken right hand in a brace, Pronger skated for 50 minutes before the Flyers' noon practice at the Skate Zone Friday morning but will not be in the..." April 16

  • Flyers ready to go, with or without Pronger "As the Flyers prepare to open their playoff series Thursday against visiting Buffalo, veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen said his team must put the Chris Pronger drama aside. Before the Flyers practice, Pronger skated and did some stickhandling drills for about 40 minutes. He worked with..." April 14

  • Pronger makes progress Wednesday "Defenseman Chris Pronger continued to make progress Wednesday as he recovers from a broken right hand. Pronger skated during pre-practice drills in Voorhees with assistant Joey Mullen and defenseman Oskars Bartulis. He also stickhandled for the first time in about two weeks. The veteran did..." April 14

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