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Chris Pronger hired to work in NHL department of player safety @NHL

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL has hired former Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Chris Pronger to work in its department of player safety.

Pronger's career was ended by post-concussion symptoms that forced him out of the game three seasons ago.

The 39-year-old is still on the Flyers' roster. He's on long-term injured reserve so that the team wouldn't have his cap hit of almost US$5 million count while he wasn't playing.

In its news release announcing the hiring of Pronger, the league did not mention his current status with the Flyers or if there would be a change. According to reports, Pronger will remain on LTIR or another non-roster injured list while working for the NHL.

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