Flyers' Briere concussed, out indefinitely

Flyers' Briere concussed, out indefinitely

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Danny Briere will be out indefinitely due to a concussion, General Manager Paul Holmgren said Saturday.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, Montreal 3

MONTREAL, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Andrej Meszaros gave Philadelphia its fourth lead of the game in the third period Thursday and the Flyers held on to defeat Montreal 4-3.

Pronger out for the season

MONTREAL, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Flyers said Thursday team captain Chris Pronger will not play again this season or in the playoffs due to post-concussion syndrome.
Flyers' Giroux out with concussion

Flyers' Giroux out with concussion

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Philadelphia forward Claude Giroux, the NHL's leading scorer this season, is out of the lineup indefinitely because of a concussion, the Flyers said Tuesday.
Flyers' Pronger to undergo knee surgery

Flyers' Pronger to undergo knee surgery

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Chris Pronger, the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, will miss four weeks of action after undergoing knee surgery, General Manager Paul Holmgren said Monday.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, Toronto 2

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Scott Hartnell and Jaromir Jagr each scored a pair of goals Monday, powering the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-2 victory over Toronto.

NHL: Philadelphia 5, Vancouver 4

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Defenseman Andrej Meszaros scored a tiebreaking goal 4:40 into the third period Wednesday to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 5-4 victory over Vancouver.
Flyers' Pronger to miss Game 3

Flyers' Pronger to miss Game 3

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 18 (UPI) -- Philadelphia defenseman Chris Pronger will miss the Flyers' first-round playoff game against Buffalo Monday night because of a broken hand, the team said.

Broken hand to sideline Pronger 3-4 weeks

PHILADELPHIA, March 14 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger will be out 3-4 weeks after surgery he is to have on his broken right hand, the team said Monday.

NHL: Philadelphia 5, Montreal 2

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Power-play goals by Jeff Carter, Kimmo Timonen and Claude Giroux helped the Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal 5-2 Tuesday.

NHL: Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Scott Hartnell's power-play goal broke a third-period tie Tuesday and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped Pittsburgh's 12-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory.

NHL: Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Islanders 1

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Jeff Carter pumped in a pair of goals and added an assist Saturday in the Philadelphia Flyers' 6-1 pounding of the New York Islanders.

NHL: New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 3

NEWARK, N.J., April 16 (UPI) -- Third-period goals by Dainius Zubrus and Ilya Kovalchuk brought New Jersey a 5-3 win over Philadelphia Friday that leveled their playoff series.
NHL: Philadelphia 2, New Jersey 1

NHL: Philadelphia 2, New Jersey 1

NEWARK, N.J., April 14 (UPI) -- Brian Boucher turned aside 23 shots Wednesday as the Philadelphia Flyers edged New Jersey 2-1 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

NHL: Nashville 4, Philadelphia 3 (SO)

NASHVILLE, March 16 (UPI) -- Martin Erat scored in regulation and won the game with a shootout goal Tuesday, giving the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over Philadelphia.
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Chris Pronger
SLP2000062201-22 JUNE 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: St. Louis Blues captain Chris Pronger rears back to throw out the first pitch before the St. Louis Cardinals-San Francisco Giants game, June 22. Pronger won the NHL Hart Trophy and the Norris Trophy for his play in the 99-2000 season. The duel win for Pronger is the first for a defenseman since the 1972 season, when Bobby Orr won. mc/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Christopher Robert Pronger (pronounced /ˈprɒŋɡər/ or /ˈprɒŋər/; born October 10, 1974) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is an alternate captain for the Flyers. Originally selected 2nd overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Pronger has played for Hartford, the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, and Anaheim Ducks before being traded to the Flyers before the 2009-10 season. He has appeared in the Stanley Cup finals with three different teams (Edmonton, Anaheim, and Philadelphia), winning the Cup with the Ducks in 2007. Pronger won the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player (for the 1999–2000 season) and was the first defenceman to win the award since Bobby Orr in 1972. A mainstay on Team Canada, Pronger won Olympic gold medals at Salt Lake City 2002 and Vancouver 2010 and is a member of the Triple Gold Club. Pronger is also one of only two former Whalers still active in the NHL (the other is Jean-Sébastien Giguère of the Toronto Maple Leafs).

Pronger was born in Dryden to Jim and Eila Pronger, an immigrant from Finland. Before entering the Junior ranks in Ontario he grew up playing minor hockey in his hometown. As a 15-year old, he was identified through the Ontario U-17 program and signed with the Stratford Cullitons Jr. B (OHA) club for the 1990–91 season. One of his defense partners in Stratford was future NHLer Greg DeVries.

In May 1991, Pronger indicated he was going to join his older brother Sean at Bowling Green State University (NCAA) instead of opting for the OHL. Regardless of his pre-draft indications, Pronger was selected in the 6th round by the Peterborough Petes in the OHL Priority Selection. He subsequently reported to the Petes and played two years in the OHL before being selected in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

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