Monday, November 28, 2011

Flyers' Pronger to have knee surgery

A shocker from the room this afternoon, as it was announced that Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger will undergo surgery Tuesday to clean out loose particles in his left knee and is expected to miss about a month of playing time.

The veteran defenseman hasn't played since Nov. 19, missing the last four games with an unspecified illness.

"We were hopeful that the time missed with a virus that Chris has been fighting would settle things down in his knee but after an examination yesterday, it was decided that the surgery is the way to go at this time," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said on Monday.

Pronger also missed six games earlier this season after being hit in the right eye with a stick. He has one goal and 11 assists in 13 games this season, his third with the Flyers.

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