Cue the Jaws Music: Chris Pronger Skates with the Philadelphia Flyers

October 5th, 2010 by donald wood Leave a reply »
Defenseman Chris Pronger skated Tuesday morning with the Philadelphia Flyers for the second time since having a knee scope during the summer. Pronger appears to be on pace to start the season with the club on Thursday when they face the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

“Its progressing well and we’ll see,” Pronger said to the media on Tuesday.

Pronger is a pivotal piece to the team’s defensive puzzle and he can make even mediocre goaltenders look above average. That might be quite necessary with starting goaltender Michael Leighton being out for the start of the season. 

The Flyers look to be leaning towards starting veteran Brian Boucher over rookie Sergei Bobrovsky in net for Thursday’s game.

“It’s great to see him out there, as a goalie,” goaltender Brian Boucher said regarding Pronger.  “We love having him back there.”

Pronger skated Tuesday with his defensive partner from last year, Matt Carle.  The pair totaled 90 points during last year’s regular season and were a huge part of the Flyers’ Stanley Cup Finals run. 

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