Pronger out for the year

The inevitable has occurred. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren revealed on Thursday night that defenseman and captain Chris Pronger will be shut down for the rest of the year and the playoffs. “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 …

The need without G

I’ll just let this quote from Paul Holmgren speak for itself. “Claude reported not feeling very good today. Over the past few days, his symptoms have gradually gotten worse.  He will be out indefinitely with a concussion.” There are multitudes contained within. I’m tired of parsing every statement, looking for the grains of truth hidden within the untruths. Right now, the expectations of every single Flyers fan and media member should be lowered to near-rock-bottom status. We’re in full-blown emergency mode, so every loss should be taken with a shaker full of salt and every victory should be savored as …

Giroux out for Tuesday

Let the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth begin. New media darling Claude Giroux will not be with the Flyers for Tuesday’s important road test in Washington against the Capitals due to his “upper-body” injury suffered at the end of the second period of Saturday’s win over Tampa Bay. “Claude is continuing to feel better,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said in a Monday press conference. “He will not travel with the team today and will be seen by our doctor again tomorrow.” As it stands now, there is no timetable for Giroux to return to the ice, and not …

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 …

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