Flyers Defenseman Chris Pronger To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Broken Bone In Right Foot

December 17th, 2010 by Tom Dougherty Leave a reply »
For the first time this season, the Philadelphia Flyers are going to have to handle some adversity.

Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren confirmed a TSN report that defenseman Chris Pronger will miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken first metatarsal bone in his right foot. Pronger suffered the injury in the second period on Wednesday's 5-3 win in Montreal.

In 31 games, Pronger has four goals and 11 assists. He's a plus-four with 24 penalty minutes and had just started looking like the Chris Pronger of last year.

The 36-year-old anchor missed all of preseason and the team's first two games because of a surgically-repaired right knee. When it was announced that he had a "lower-body injury" on Wednesday night, many wondered if he had re-injured his knee.

That's the good news—it's not his knee; however, the bad news is, well, he's going to miss up to a month.

Without Pronger in the lineup, the orange and black will turn to 23-year-old Oskars Bartulis, who hasn't played since Nov. 1. Bartulis will be paired with 39-year-old Sean O'Donnell, while Andrej Meszaros will replace Pronger on the team's top p ...

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