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by Paul on 10/24/11 at 10:21 PM ET
via Randy Miller of Flyer Files,
Flyers captain Chris Pronger was injured in the first period of Monday’s game after being stuck in the face by the stick of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski.
Pronger covered his face and immediately skated to the Flyers dressing room.
There was no penalty called on the play and Flyers fans booed loudly, but, by rule, the referees made the correct call because Grabovski hit Pronger on the follow-through of his shot.
The only update from the Flyers is Pronger will not return to the game.
added 8:24pm, video of the incident and you can hear Pronger in definite pain…
added 9:00pm, via Bob McKenzie tweet,
Pronger update: He is seeing an eye specialist but because of swelling, more time will be required for an evaluation. No further details.
added 10:40pm, via TSN,
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren told TSN that Pronger was hit right beside an eye and saw an eye specialist at the arena. Pronger will be on bed rest for three to four days out of concern for possible blood pooling. The Flyers hope that Pronger will get back in two to three weeks depending on how the injury heals. The team said that Pronger will wear a visor when he gets back.
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