Jul 152011
Flyers D Chris Pronger

Flyers D Chris Pronger (photo: Bridget Samuels)

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Pronger says he’s doubtful for training camp

July 15 NHL.com

There’s a good possibility Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger will miss training camp for the second straight season.  In an interview Wednesday with TSN Radio 1050 AM, the veteran blueliner admitted being at least three weeks from being able to train at 100 percent.  “I’m still walking on the treadmill, light bike riding,” the 36-year-old defenseman said. “The back doctor wanted 12 weeks for me not doing a whole lot to allow that back area to scar up and then fully heal up before I start torqueing and pushing on it hard.”

Pronger’s long road back

July 14 Philly.com

All the moves the Flyers have made during a dizzying off-season probably won’t mean much if future Hall-of-Famer Chris Pronger doesn’t return to form.  And it’s going to take a while for that to happen.  Pronger, in an interview Wednesday on TSN radio, said he didn’t know if he would be ready for the start of training camp on Sept. 16. Pronger is recovering from back surgery, and he is limited to walking on a treadmill and light bike riding.

Flyers sign winger McGinn to entry-level contract

July 15 CSN Philly

Left wing Tye McGinn, a fourth-round draft pick from the 2010 draft, signed a three-year entry level contract with the Flyers on Thursday.  Popular source for NHL salaries CapGeek.com said it was worth $2.325 million.  The 6-foot-3, 207-pound McGinn, 20, was selected by the Flyers at the 119th-overall pick. ”

Bryzgalov must embrace pressure

July 13 CSN Philly columnist Jay Greenberg

True to his reputation as one of the better first-shot goalies in the NHL, Ilya Bryzgalov was at the top of his crease and square to the questioner Monday when asked about the pressure of stopping every postseason shot that Brian Boucher, Roman Cechmanek, John Vanbiesbrouck, Michael Leighton, Robert Esche, Garth Snow, Marty Biron, Sean Burke, Ron Hextall, Sergei Bobrovsky and Antero Niittymaki didn’t.  “I want to be the guy who can carry this team,” said Bryzgalov, in his first parry with the Philadelphia media via conference call. “I want to help this team win the Stanley Cup because people in Philadelphia and the organization have waited long enough.

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