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Flyers to update Pronger's condition Thursday

Wednesday, 12.14.2011 / 8:03 PM

By Brian Compton - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / At the Rink blog

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Flyers to update Pronger's condition Thursday
The Philadelphia Flyers will update the condition of defenseman Chris Pronger on Thursday, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

Pronger, 37, hasn't played since Nov. 19 at Winnipeg. He temporarily lost vision after taking a high stick to his right eye on Oct. 24 and was immediately put on medication to help relieve the pressure build-up behind his eye. He missed the next six games.

Now the hulking defenseman is closing in on a month without making a single appearance. What was once deemed as a virus could be something much worse. Pronger was slated to meet with concussion experts in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. He has a goal and 11 assists in 13 games this season.

The Flyers are also without Claude Giroux, who is out indefinitely with a concussion. Giroux leads the NHL with 39 points (16 goals, 23 assists).
 
"Giroux's status remains the same. We will have an update on Pronger tomorrow, once we have spoken to the doctors," Holmgren said Wednesday night.

The Flyers visit Montreal on Thursday night.

Follow Brian Compton on Twitter: @BComptonNHL
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