Posted September 21, 2012

Report: Why Flyers D Chris Pronger can’t hint at retirement

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Chris Pronger has been sidelined since 2011 concussion. (Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News firmly predicts Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger “will never skate another shift in the NHL” after concussion-like symptoms kept him out of the lineup since November of 2011 — and why neither Pronger, nor the Flyers can even discuss retirement.

It’s just that no one – not Flyers management, not even Pronger himself – has been allowed to say anything other than that Pronger continues to work toward one day returning to the ice.

There is a reason Pronger has not addressed the media once since being sidelined. No one can say anything further.

Why?

Since Pronger’s 7-year, $34.45 million extension with the Flyers kicked in after his 35th birthday, the Flyers are on the hook for his full salary cap hit should he or the club hint that he is retiring or formally sign the papers.


3 comments
DNFlyers
DNFlyers

@NHLAdamK I saw that too. I was laughing my ass off. cc: @SI_sarahkwak

SI_sarahkwak
SI_sarahkwak

@DNFlyers @NHLAdamK Oh, I always thought Frank was short for Phil! Will advise and rectify.

DMC2K3
DMC2K3

this is PHilly Frank maybe u should go by "Phrank" @DNFlyers @NHLAdamK @SI_sarahkwak