Flyers captain Pronger out for season with concussion
(AP /Tom Mihalek)
Published Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:25PM EST
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Flyers say captain Chris Pronger will miss the rest of the season with a concussion.
General manager Paul Holmgren released a brief statement Thursday saying that Pronger has consulted with doctors and that he's suffering from "severe post-concussion syndrome."
Holmgren added that the doctors recommended that the bruising defenceman not return to action this season.
Pronger has been out of the lineup with a knee injury since late November. He also took a stick in the eye from Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski in late October that resulted in facial trauma and caused him to miss six games.
Pronger has one goal and 11 assists in 13 games this season.
The Flyers are already without leading scorer Claude Giroux, who is also out with a concussion.