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by Adam Kimelman / NHL.com
It wouldn't be a day around the Flyers if the question of Chris Pronger's status wasn't raised.

The All-Star defenseman skated and took shots hard and light during Saturday's practice, and he continues to be listed as day-to-day and a game-time decision for Game 6 -- the same status he's had for every other game of this series.

CSNPhilly.com reported on Friday that Pronger won't play in the series due to him continuing to have pain in his surgically repaired right hand, as well as feeling the hand is not stable enough to allow Pronger to protect himself on the ice.

Then again, could Pronger pressure GM Paul Holmgren and coach Peter Laviolette to write his name in the lineup, even if it means playing a limited role, to help his team survive an elimination game Sunday in Buffalo?

Pronger refused to speak to the media, and has said he won't do so until after he plays his first game.

While Pronger practiced, two other injured Flyers stayed off the ice. Forward Andreas Nodl is day to day with an upper-body injury and hasn't played or practiced since getting hurt in Game 2. Forward Jeff Carter, who suffered a lower-body injury in Game 4, also is listed as day to day. However, CSNPhilly.com is reporting Carter has a sprained ligament in his right knee and will not play for at least the remainder of the series.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK

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