December 17 Philadelphia Inquirer:
“The Flyers announced that defenseman Chris Pronger will have foot surgery today and be sidelined for four to six weeks.
In that time frame, he would miss 11 to 17 games. He may be able to return in time for the All-Star Game Jan. 30 in Raleigh, N.C.
Injured in Wednesday’s 5-3 win in Montreal, Pronger, 36, will have surgery at 1 p.m. to repair a broken first metatarsal in his right foot, GM Paul Holmgren said. Steven Raikin will perform the surgery.
At today’s practice, Andrej Meszaros was with Pronger’s defensive partner, Matt Carle. The other pairings were juggled at different times. Right now, Sean O’Donnell is with Oskars Bartulis, who has played just three games _ none since Nov. 1 _ and Braydon Coburn is with Kimmo Timonen.”
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