As far as general manager Paul Holmgren is concerned, the Philadelphia Flyers aren't expecting captain Chris Pronger back anytime soon -- if at all.
"He?s coming in today," Holmgren said Sunday as the team opened training camp when asked about Pronger's status. "He?s going to see the doctor."
Pronger has not played since November 2011; he's been unable to recover from the symptoms he suffered from following a concussion. He's still under contract for the next five seasons, but Holmgren said there hasn't been any change in his status.
"Down the road? I guess you could say slight chance," he said when asked about Pronger's chances of playing, "but I?d probably classify it as highly unlikely. Nothing?s changed."
Holmgren said Pronger has been able to do a few things for the Flyers off the ice.
"Chris actually does a lot of things for us," he said. "He?s been to the odd game. He does a lot of video scouting for us of young players. He tells it like it is. He tells it as he sees it."