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Report- Pronger Out Indefinitely

via Nick Kypreos tweet,

Look for #Flyers 2 announce Pronger will be shut down indefinitely. No time line expected but some believe rest of season may be in jeopardy

added 5:35pm, via Bob McKenzie tweet,

After seeing concussion Drs., PHI’s Chris Pronger won’t be playing anytime soon and I won’t be surprised he doesn’t play rest of season.

added 8:00pm, via the Flyers website,

Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren gave the following update on the status of Chris Pronger:

“After consultation with respected concussion specialists Dr. Joseph Maroon and Dr. Micky Collins, it is the opinion of both doctors that Chris is suffering from severe post concussion syndrome. It is the recommendation of Doctors Maroon and Collins that Chris not return to play for the Philadelphia Flyers for the remainder of the 2011-12 season or playoffs.  Chris will continue to receive treatment and therapy with the hope that he can get better.”

note: this post was originally made at 4:17pm.

 

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“...but some believe rest of season may be in jeopardy

Yeah, I heard that he’s going to be out 6 months and two weeks, so his season is done.

I also heard that Giroux is considering retirement!

Posted by NathanBC on 12/15/11 at 07:41 PM ET

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As a Pens Fan I take NO joy in someone dealing with a concussion considering the Pens Have 3 Guys out with Concussions BUT How is that Contract Looking now Flyer fans ?

Posted by Evilpens on 12/15/11 at 07:44 PM ET

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Posted by Evilpens on 12/15/11 at 04:44 PM ET

Well hey, at least you said you weren’t taking any joy in it before clearly taking joy in it.

Posted by Garth on 12/15/11 at 09:41 PM ET

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Posted by NathanBC on 12/15/11 at 04:41 PM ET

Yeah, it reeks of BS to suggest that someone with a concussion might lost almost an entire season, because nothing like that ever happened.

Posted by Garth on 12/15/11 at 10:27 PM ET

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No DOUCHE NOZZLE ! I am Not taking glee in it ! Because Sid is out with Concussion Like symptoms & Letang is still out & has Migraine Headaches to begin with !

I am Talking about the Ridiculous Contract that Holmgren gave him

But then again with your room temperature IQ you probably couldn’t grasp that

Posted by Evilpens on 12/15/11 at 10:56 PM ET

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Added a statement from the Flyers to the post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/15/11 at 11:03 PM ET

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Couldn’t happen to a more stand-up guy.  I feel bad for Crosby, no sympathy for Pronger coming from this guy.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 12/15/11 at 11:06 PM ET

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I feel Bad for Any Player that has a Brain Injury ! & that what a “Concussion” is Lots of NFL Players have been destroyed by the effects of concussions Hall of Famer Mike Webster of the Steelers was homeless & Living in his car Before he ended up dying, Andre Waters of the Eagles Killed Himself too & the autopsy showed the effects of Concussions

Posted by Evilpens on 12/15/11 at 11:09 PM ET

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How much of this is coming from the puck-to-the-eye?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 12/15/11 at 11:14 PM ET

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Posted by Evilpens on 12/15/11 at 07:56 PM ET

No, I get it.  You feel bad for people with concussions and don’t take any glee in them, but you don’t feel bad enough to not make jokes at those players’ expense.

Compassion, thy name is Evilpens.

Posted by Garth on 12/15/11 at 11:18 PM ET

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The thought is it is from the eye, however, I don’t think they’ve said conclusively or not. The contract looks fine because they can put him on LTIR for the rest of the season, if I’m not mistaken.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 12/15/11 at 11:23 PM ET

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Get back on the shortbus Garth

Posted by Evilpens on 12/15/11 at 11:30 PM ET

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Posted by phillyd from New Jersey on 12/15/11 at 08:23 PM ET

Exactly.  The contract is only a problem if Pronger retires prematurely, which is why it’s shitty for a person who claims not to take pleasure in players having concussions to make jokes about it.

Posted by Garth on 12/15/11 at 11:32 PM ET

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Posted by Evilpens on 12/15/11 at 08:30 PM ET

And now you’re making jokes about retarded people.  Outstanding!

Posted by Garth on 12/15/11 at 11:33 PM ET

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Guys, keep it on topic.  If you want to blast each other, do it via email!

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/15/11 at 11:34 PM ET

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No Just You Garth! I have Not made a Joke about Pronger, Fellow RW’s Fan thinks it’s cool though, Good Try though DUMB ASS

Posted by Evilpens on 12/15/11 at 11:37 PM ET

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season over, wow.  Wonder how this effects the FA market at the deadline with Pronger on LTIR for the rest of the season.  If detroit WAS thinking about making a play for a defenseman they can use and negotiate with over the summer, this will definitely make it harder to get the inside track on them if they opt for Philly (and who wouldn’t rather play in the eastern conference for the playoffs?)

Wonder what else it will do for the concussion issue/talks… probably nothing knowing the league.  The string of concussions right now is ludicris

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 12/15/11 at 11:39 PM ET

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Hasn’t Pronger basically been INDEF for like the last 10 months?

Posted by Primis on 12/15/11 at 11:41 PM ET

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Get back on the shortbus Garth

Posted by Evilpens on 12/15/11 at 08:30 PM ET

I thought you two carpool.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 12/15/11 at 11:48 PM ET

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Posted by Evilpens on 12/15/11 at 08:37 PM ET

I see…so I’m not allowed to disagree with someone just because we like the same team?  It’s a sad sad world you live in.

How about some more jokes at the expense of someone with severe post-concussion symptoms even though you feel bad for him?

Posted by Garth on 12/16/11 at 01:44 AM ET

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I feel Bad for Any Player that has a Brain Injury ! & that what a “Concussion” is Lots of NFL Players have been destroyed by the effects of concussions…

And the king, or is it the queen, of incomprehension proves once again that his/her thought process is just as understandable as his grammer.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 12/16/11 at 02:52 AM ET

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