The Philadelphia Flyers
got three positive medical reports from their injured players on Thursday.
Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren
told the team's website that surgery on the back of defenseman Chris Pronger
, "went very well."
"A disc fragment that was pressing up against a nerve was removed," said Holmgren. "Chris will begin a walking rehab in a few days. At Week 6 post-surgery he will begin core strengthening."
Holmgren said he anticipates a full recovery for the 36-year-old blueliner.
Holmgren also reported good news on forward Kris Versteeg
, who had two tears in his abdominal wall repaired. Holmgren said Versteeg should be able to start his rehabilitation program in about 10 days.
Holmgren said surgery to repair a torn labrum in the hip of goaltender Michael Leighton
went well, and added Leighton should start his rehab in a few days.
Leighton had his surgery Wednesday, as did two other Flyers.
Team captain Mike Richards
had surgery on his left wrist, while defenseman Andrej Meszaros
had torn cartilage fixed in his right wrist.
Center Blair Betts
had his left pinkie finger repaired, and will begin rehab in four weeks.