Report: Flyers' Pronger out for Game 2


Report: Flyers' Pronger out for Game 2

By JoeHaggerty

PHILADELPHIA Chris Pronger wont be in the Flyers lineup for Game Two for one of several possible reasons in the typical injury shrouded in playoff mystery.Pronger wasnt on the bench for the final minutes of Game One and swung a vicious slash against Daniel Paille in the first period while wincing in pain as he skated to the penalty box to serve out the infraction. Philly reporters were tossing out a head cold, back injury and leg injury as possible issues holding the intimidating defenseman out of the lineup, but it also must be mentioned that the 6-foot-7 defenseman had just returned from a right hand injury three games ago after missing the final month plus of the regular season.While TSNs Bob McKenzie was the first to report that Pronger might not be playing, CSNPhilly.coms Tim Panaccio finally confirmed it roughly an hour prior to the puck drop in Game Two. Pronger struggled with a minus-3 in Saturday afternoons game against the Bruins and will be replaced by Danny Syvret in the Flyers lineup.
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Haggerty's Morning Skate: Former Boston College hockey star dealing with drug addiction


Haggerty's Morning Skate: Former Boston College hockey star dealing with drug addiction

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while feeling like I was watching the Heart of a Champion in that Golden State/Oklahoma City game last night. That Klay Thompson is something else.


*PHT writer James O’Brien wonders what the next step is for Troy Brouwer now that he’s ready to hit free agency, and the ride has finally come to an for the Blues this season.


*Excellent piece by FOH (Friend of Haggs) Kevin Paul Dupont on the sad story of Kevin Stevens, and the drug addiction demons that have had him in their clutches for a long time. I’ve known about Stevens troubles for a while, and it’s too bad because he really is a gregarious guy when you get to know him.


*Allan Muir speculates on the future of Steve Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning now that the offseason has begun for both of them.


*P.K. Subban doesn’t sound like he’s got any hard feelings about being left off Team Canada for the World Cup of Hockey, and said he’ll still be rooting them along.


*Pat Hickey mentions the Subban snub, but is incredulous that Habs center Alex Galchenyuk was left off Team North America.


*Larry Brooks breaks down how exactly former Bruins head coach and New York Rangers assistant coach Mike Sullivan was able to emerge from John Tortorella’s shadow some 10 years later.


*For something completely different: sad story all around in Cincinnati where they had to had to shoot an endangered gorilla dead when a four year old child fell into his enclosure.