Chris Pronger Out For Remainder of Season

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Ah shit. 

Here’s the official statement from Paul Holmgren:

“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 he can get better.” 


When Pronger went to Pittsburgh to visit with Maroon and Collins, and we had to wait two days for an update, you knew it wasn’t going to be good news.

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  • Dan Theman December 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm


  • Ryan December 15, 2011 at 8:24 pm


  • Jim in brig December 15, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Really hope Girouxs case isn’t this bad

  • Kevin December 15, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Pittsburgh? I want a second opinion. Those guys are just Penguin fans.

  • Phillyfan in MD December 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Get well soon.

  • danooo December 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    He’s done, career over. You don’t come back from severe post-concussion symptoms when you’re 36 years old and you have a wife and kids. It would just be stupid. I fucking love Chris Pronger but he’s done and we need to move forward and go out and get a top defenseman like Shea Weber or Ryan Suter, Nashville loves trading us their good players for practically nothing.

  • Hawkfan December 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Primeau is still not recovered from the same thing. Crap.

  • Toneloc December 15, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    my cock hurts

  • Brian December 15, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Sadly, done.

  • Tara December 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I don’t understand what exactly caused this concussion? Anyone want to elaborate?

  • Ben December 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    What are the Flyers options with his contract if he’s done for good?

  • Iron Balls McGinty December 15, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    “Pittsburgh? I want a second opinion. Those guys are just Penguin fans.”
    Posted by: Kevin | December 15, 2011 at 08:25 PM
    That’s what I thought. I don’t care if they have the premeer concussion research center, I still think U of Penn would be a better place for him to get some more tests. Johns Hopkins maybe, even if that’s pretty much Caps-land.
    Actually Puck Daddy referenced Seravelli’s column regarding the matter, that maybe Pronger got either concussed or it got exasserbated from a clean hit by Coyotes Martin Hanzal when they played in Phoenix on 11/17:

    The Real IBMcG—Often imposterered, never outclassed.

  • The Chink Deli December 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    wtf what a pussy.

  • Captain Jack December 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    can’t play with a headache? what a punk. a little dizzy? wimp

  • This shot is for Kathy Papony December 15, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    What a pussy, I wish I could miss a year of work with a little headache.

  • AdRock December 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    My guess is that may be it for his career. Post concussion syndrome is serious stuff. My brother had a severe concussion last year and still has significant symptoms 16 months later. He completely lost the ability to walk for about 5 weeks, had to relearn with walkers and a cane, and did not drive a car for over 10 months. Not saying Pronger’s symptoms are that severe but the next one could be. You can’t mess with the brain.

  • Iron Balls McGinty December 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    And the Crosby-crying Pittoftheworldsburgh fuckwits all of a sudden show up at the same time. Lame.

    The Real IBMcG—Often imposterered, never outclassed.

  • Schtick Coma December 15, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    If you read through the tea leaves, it seems that Chris Pronger is in the same position as Lappy. The question is whether Pronger retires or gets paid to sit on LTIR. I believe that he will get paid for at least one more season under the hope that he can recover. If he does retire, which wouldn’t make much sense for his bottom line, the Flyers would have his cap hit count for the remaining three seasons of his contract.

  • Casey's Sportstop December 15, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    “My head hurts”…what a pussy. Get back on the ice you bum. I’m sick of hearing about these concussions. I’ve had about 70 concussions and i still play sports at a high level.

  • Sophie December 15, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I got some spices for him.

  • OneManWolfpack December 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    This fuckin sucks about Pronger. Now I’m worried about Giroux. I’ve said before I think these oncussions are. Being over blown but if they are erroring on the side of concussion… G could b out a while. I would love to see Shea Weber but Nashville doesn’t need a goalie. We are gonna have to trade Bob to get a top tier D-man. Maybe Schenn & “insert young, promising player here” to get Weber. Or Bob to a team who needs a goalie. Can’t think of one off hand. Anybody have any ideas?

  • Nick Poupchuck, Jr. December 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Take a fucking advil & get the f back on the ice.What a bust
    Come on baby, why you sounding like that

  • dennis December 15, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    i’ve noticed that players that get concussed and don’t follow the appropriate protocol by coming back too soon wind up missing the longest period of time. If there is any positive news concerning G, it would be that he didn’t come back after taking that hit. He’s a tough dude and I expect him not to be out long term.
    Absolute sucks about Chris, wish him the best in his recovery and long-term health.

  • Schtick Coma December 15, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    The Flyers need to be concerned about Carle’s pending free agency. Any move to add an expensive defensemen would mean that he’ll leave after the season. Gustaffson should get his shot (as Flyers have no confidence in Marshall).
    RIP Christopher Hitchens

  • Iron Balls McGinty December 16, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Benjy Bronk, why do ya think the Flyers have no confudence in Marshall? I tell ya what, they seem to be winning with both him and Bourdon doing a good job as the 3rd pair of Ds. He might be more valuable than even Lilja—I’d say get rid of Lilja but it be hard to get anything but Jack Shyte for him and Jack Shyte don’t play hockey.
    Carle is an issue next season, so let them worry about crossing that river when they get to it. Methinks they don’t need to get a top-teer D, so Wolf, they don’t need to make any big moves unless they aren’t happy with some of the guys who are already filling in. So they don’t need to and shouldn’t deal Bobs. god forbid Bryz gets hurt or worse just tanks and they need Bobs, because do you want Backlund or Backchewachewa or Leighton (yikes!) to be next in line every game? Departing with Bobs would undercut every move Homer made this past off-season. I also don’t think they should depart with Schenn yet (if they could, could they?). It’d be nice to see him healthy enough to see if he can soliddify his place on the roster. But if Homer feels he has to go while he has value, I wouldn’t be devestated. My only hope is that dealing him or anybody away doesn’t wind up helping a potential rival down the line, biting them in the arse.
    And Bronk, why should Hitchens “rest in peace”? He didn’t believe in god or an afterlife, so that’s all she wrote, no? Dead is dead. And you can’t rest when you’re dead. You can only lay there all dead. Of course there’s “rest” in the other sense of the word; that is, a “body” at rest will stay at “rest”, as opposed to a “body” in motion staying in motion, unless they’re forced to do something else. Newton was a quite a thinker for a strange fella (but not as strange as Laddie). But people like Hitchens and I don’t give a shyte what people say about him, and me, after he’s dead, then when comes the day that I’m dead. Well wishes or eppitets, it don’t matter to us if we’re dead and our “conshyusness” no longer exists. Savvy? Hitchens sure as shyte savvied all of this.

    The Real IBMcG—Often imposterered, never outclassed.

  • some loser December 16, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Hi I write multi-paragraph comments on a sports blog so people see how smart I am.

  • Hopdevil December 16, 2011 at 8:16 am

    And the wonderful year of the Philly sports fan continues. Ugh.

  • mac December 16, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Everybody can thank the nhl for not making the visors mandatory.

  • MM December 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

    let’s be really honest here, post cup finals, pronger has been playing like a 3 and yes, i’m very aware of how well he elevates his play in the playoffs. No question, this sucks but with the talent the flyers have in the system and the tradeable vets on the roster homer will figure something out, btw – they’ve won 7 in a row. Don’t jump of the ben just yet boys.

  • joe December 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

    The visor doesnt have anything to do with his concussion. That had to do with him almost losing an eye. He was hit from behind face first into the glass. The only thing a visor did was stop him from shattering facial bones in addition to a concussion

  • Jonesy December 16, 2011 at 9:29 am

    NHL needs to bring back the red line. Might slow the game down a bit, but keeps the guys on the ice rather than on the scratch list.

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