Pronger to have hand surgery on Tuesday

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that D Chris Pronger will undergo surgery on Tuesday, March 15 to repair a fracture in his right hand, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

“Chris had a CT scan on his right hand on Sunday and a small fracture was discovered,” Holmgren said.  “Our doctors believe surgery is the best route to take with the injury. Surgery will be done Tuesday morning in Cleveland by Dr. Tom Graham. Chris will be able to return to play in 3-4 weeks.”

Pronger has appeared in 50 games for the Flyers this season, recording four goals and 21 assists for 25 points.  He is a plus-7 on the season.

The veteran blueliner appeared to have suffered the original injury on February
24 against the New York Islanders when he was hit in the hand with a shot.