Yzerman had a corneal abrasion among some other injuries to his eye

RICE & MICE: Corneal Injuries

The cornea is the clear tissue that lays over the iris and pupil of the eye. The cornea works with the lens to help focus images on the retina. Just like any part of the body, injuries can and do occur to the cornea. Injuries to the cornea can be very painful due to the many nerve endings just under the corneal surface.   A corneal abrasion is a scratch or scrape on the surface of the cornea.  This may occur when something hits your eye, such as a ball, a finger or other object that can hit the face. …

Flyers beat Leafs, Pronger suffers eye injury

The cliche pops up every time a serious injury occurs in any college or professional game — that these unfortunate events serve as stunning reminders that sports is ultimately about the players and not the actual passion in competition. Nonetheless, you could tell the air was sucked out of the Wells Fargo Center and time seemed to stand still with just over eight minutes to play in the first period of a 4-2 Flyers victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. That’s when Flyers captain Chris Pronger suffered a potentially serious right eye injury when struck full-on by …