We're screwed. I knew we were screwed the minute this town starting celebrating our good fortunes on the mound and printing Stanley Cup tickets. This was all just too good to be true.

On the heels of another Phillies injury (so far our right fielder, second baseman, and now closer), comes this news from the Flyers:

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that D Chris Pronger will undergo surgery on Tuesday, March 15 to repair a fracture in his right hand, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

"Chris had a CT scan on his right hand on Sunday and a small fracture was discovered,” Holmgren said.  “Our doctors believe surgery is the best route to take with the injury. Surgery will be done Tuesday morning in Cleveland by Dr. Tom Graham. Chris will be able to return to play in 3-4 weeks."

Pronger has appeared in 50 games for the Flyers this season, recording four goals and 21 assists for 25 points.  He is a plus-7 on the season and leads the Flyers in average time on ice per game (22:09).   


More soon.