Prognosis Still Unknown For Pronger

14 Dec

Wednesday was a big day for Chris Pronger. The Flyers captain traveled to Pittsburgh to meet with concussion specialists Dr. Joe Maroon and Dr. Mickey Collins. Even though he was checked out, the Flyers haven’t gotten the results. That, Paul Holmgren said, will come on Thursday.

Collins and Maroon are not the Flyers’ usual doctors and both are known most recently for dealing with Sidney Crosby who, it was recently announced, is out indefinitely with concussion symptoms.

“I think Dr. Maroon’s been used before,” said Holmgren. “I know with Ian Laperriere from a couple years ago, with his issues, we sent Ian there to see him. Obviously he’s become more of a concussion star with Sidney, I guess.”

But the word on Pronger hasn’t come down yet. Claude Giroux remains in limbo as well. Holmgren said on Tuesday that Giroux would take Wednesday off and be re-evaluated on Thursday. Perhaps that will be a big news day for both players.

“Claude Giroux’s status remains the same,” said Holmgren in a news release. “We will have an update on Chris Pronger [Thursday], once we have spoken to the doctors.”

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