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Why No Official Word On Pronger?

from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren has been dogged repeatedly for updates since announcing on Dec. 15, 2011 that Pronger would miss the remainder of the season for “concussion-like symptoms.”

Just this week, Holmgren told a reporter that Pronger - who recently visited a neurologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - that he is “doing better but not to the point where he can think about playing.” In fact, Pronger probably had to see the doctor in Pittsburgh to sign papers for the NHL that he remained unfit to play.

Pronger, who turns 38 on Oct. 10, has not skated since Nov. 19, 2011 in Winnipeg. Holmgren also said it was “too soon” to tell whether Pronger could consider skating again.

There is a reason Pronger has not addressed the media once since being sidelined. No one can say anything further. 

Why?

Since Pronger’s 7-year, $34.45 million extension with the Flyers kicked in after his 35th birthday, the Flyers are on the hook for his full salary cap hit should he or the club hint that he is retiring or formally sign the papers. 

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Is Pronger the highest paid player during the lockout? I thought players on Injured Reserve still get paid and was the reason guys like DiPietro were cleared so it wouldn’t cost the Islanders any Wang dollars.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 09/21/12 at 03:41 PM ET

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