Holmgren talks Pronger, Schenn

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers Q: What changed with Chris? “I think over the last few days he’s had some difficulties… a fairly persistent headache, just sluggish feeling – so we’re just trying to do the right thing here and get him checked out by the doctors in Pittsburgh and just see what we’re dealing with.  Is it a concussion?  I don’t know that we know that.  We want to get a better idea, obviously.” Q: There’s still no idea what it might have stemmed from?  The high stick? “I don’t know.  I looked yesterday and I think he played …

Pronger out indefinitely

Breaking news out of Flyers camp this afternoon… General manager Paul Holmgren said that defenseman Chris Pronger will be out of commission indefinitely. “While Chris’ knee is improving, he has struggled with other issues that are concussion-like symptoms,” Holmgren revealed in a statement Friday morning. “Chris will see Dr. Joe Maroon and Dr. Mickey Collins on Wednesday, December 14th in Pittsburgh for further evaluation. Chris will be out indefinitely.” The news didn’t get any better for youngster Brayden Schenn. “Brayden reported ‘not feeling himself’ on December 5th,” Holmgren added. “Our doctors believe he has a mild concussion. Brayden will be …

RICE & MICE: Loose bodies in the knee

Chris Pronger had some “loose bodies” removed from his right knee on July 27, 2010, and he missed the first two games of the season and didn’t return to the lineup until October 11. Pronger had surgery on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 to clear out more “loose bodies” from his left knee and is projected to be out of the lineup for 4 weeks. The left knee was supposedly in better shape than the right knee; however it remains to be seen if the recovery time for the left knee will be less than half of what was needed for …

Holmgren conference call 11/28

Q: How long have you known he’s had a knee problem? “Obviously Chris has played a long time.  This has been an issue probably for the last month or so for him that’s been nagging.  He’s been playing through it up until this recent bout with his virus.  As I said in my statement earlier, we kind of believed that through continuing the rehabilitation that he’s been doing on that, that he does on a daily basis anyway, and some medicine, that it would start to feel better.  But Chris saw the doctor yesterday and had another MRI, and we …

Rare virus, spread to knee, to keep Pronger out for one month

The Philadelphia Flyers are apparently on the forefront of a new medical breakthrough. On Monday afternoon, general manager Paul Holmgren revealed that defenseman and captain Chris Pronger, who has missed the last four games with a virus, apparently will be out of the lineup for another month following surgery on his left knee. “Chris will have surgery on his left knee tomorrow afternoon. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Peter DeLuca. The procedure will clean out some loose particles that have given Chris some problems over the last month or so,” Holmgren said. “We were hopeful that the time missed with …