Flyers' captain Pronger out for rest of season

By Staff Reporter
AFP American Edition

Dec 16, 2011 01:15 EST

The Philadelphia Flyers have lost captain Chris Pronger for the remainder of the 2011-12 National Hockey League season because of post-concussion syndrome.

Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren announced Thursday night that Pronger would not play again in the regular season or playoffs.

Pronger has not played since November 19. He has just one goal in 13 games this season.

It is the latest in a series of injuries that have sidelined the 37-year-old Canadian defenceman.

Pronger has also missed time following surgery on his left knee last month and was out six games with an eye injury.

Philadelphia is also without NHL scoring leader Claude Giroux, who is out indefinitely with a concussion. Giroux has 39 points this season.

Source: AFP American Edition


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