Chris Pronger has been out of the Flyers lineup since November 20th. It was reported by general manager Paul Holmgren that he had a virus, and his return would be likely on Friday at the game in Anaheim.
As of about 1:10PM, Monday afternoon, that has changed. Holmgren just released a statement that Pronger will have surgery on his left knee tomorrow, November 29th.
“Chris will have surgery on his left knee tomorrow afternoon. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Peter DeLuca. The procedure will clean out some loose particles that have given Chris some problems over the last month or so.
“We were hopeful that the time missed with a virus that Chris has been fighting would settle things down in his knee but after an examination yesterday, it was decided that the surgery is the way to go at this time. We expect Chris will be back playing in 4 weeks.”
With Pronger, Lilja, and Gustafsson all out for an extended time, a possible trade for a depth D-man is likely. They have picks to move around to do that.
Nodl Placed On Waivers
Reported by TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Flyers have placed left winger Andreas Nodl on waivers.
The move makes sense as the play of Rinaldo and Zolnierczyk was definitely better than that of Nodl’s.
Nodl being placed on waivers along with Pronger being placed on LTIR cleared up space for Brayden Schenn to be recalled from Adirondack, and that’s what the Flyers did. Schenn has been rehabbing with the Phantoms due to a broken foot injury he suffered when blocking a shot in the October 26th game vs the Habs.