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Pronger Takes A Stick To The Face

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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mrfluffy's avatar

Ouch. Orbital bone? Paging Kris Draper. Sheesh.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 10/24/11 at 11:11 PM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

Ow. Wear a visor, kids.

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 10/25/11 at 01:42 AM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

i’m weeping…..

Posted by Rdwings28 on 10/25/11 at 09:33 AM ET

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Posted by Hank1974 on 10/25/11 at 09:53 AM ET

phillyd's avatar

Really Hank, was that necessary? The guy almost just lost his eye and isn’t out of the woods yet on not having vision problems.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 10/25/11 at 12:02 PM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Really Hank, was that necessary? The guy almost just lost his eye and isn’t out of the woods yet on not having vision problems.

Screw Pronger! This guy nearly took Dean McAmmond’s head off with his ‘physics’.
His brand of ‘physics’ has done a lot of damage to a lot of players over the years.
So it looks like physics has come back to haunt Pronger.

I hope he returns eventually, but this has karma written all over it.

P.S. I’m surprised a Philly fan is asking for sensitivity to a serious matter.
Wasn’t it Philly fans who boo’d a Fight Cancer ad during a game?

Posted by Hank1974 on 10/25/11 at 12:15 PM ET

awould's avatar

I hope he returns eventually, but this has karma written all over it.

This is also karma.

Posted by awould on 10/25/11 at 01:28 PM ET

Keyser S.'s avatar

The day I feel sorry for pronger is the day when pigs fly.

Posted by Keyser S. on 10/25/11 at 02:07 PM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

all i can say about pronger is
...................that’s unfoooooooooooooooooooooooooooortunate!

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 10/25/11 at 03:57 PM ET

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Most people who truly understand hockey, have a dim view of those who delight in this type of injury.

Posted by Cubanpuckstopper on 10/25/11 at 04:53 PM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Most people who truly understand hockey, have a dim view of those who delight in this type of injury.

Posted by Hank1974 on 10/25/11 at 04:56 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Now that’s funny.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 10/25/11 at 05:07 PM ET

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I can see we are not going to see eye to eye on this issue

Posted by Cubanpuckstopper on 10/26/11 at 11:53 AM ET

Hank1974's avatar

I can see we are not going to see eye to eye on this issue

Ba-hahahahaha! 
I just spit water all over my screen on that one.
Well done sir! wink

Posted by Hank1974 on 10/26/11 at 12:02 PM ET

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