Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/06/10 at 10:18 AM ET
from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Only Chris Pronger knows for sure, and the Flyers’ veteran defenseman played it coy Tuesday after he practiced at the Skate Zone in Voorhees and said his surgically repaired right knee was showing improvement.
Enough for him to play Thursday?
“It’s progressing along and we’ll see,” he said, smiling and repeating the refrain to several questions about his availability against the archrival Penguins.
“He’s like the big toe on your foot,” defenseman Sean O’Donnell said. “Things seem to work a lot better when he’s out there. I know he’s not 100 percent . . . but I think there’s 30 teams that would love to have him as their anchor guy.”
Pronger will practice again Wednesday before a decision is made on whether he plays against the Penguins. During Tuesday’s workout, “we didn’t do a lot of speed stuff, so I don’t think today was a really good day to test his mobility and speed,” O’Donnell said. “But he looked good at everything he tried.”
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