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Flyers' Pronger sits, Bruins lose McQuaid

Posted on: May 2, 2011 7:42 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2011 2:27 am
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger was scratched from the lineup for tonight’s Game 2, although it reportedly has nothing to do with his injured hand. 

The Flyers aren't talking, but CSN Philadelphia's Tim Panaccio cites a person in the know:

Pronger left Game 1 of this series nearing the two-minute remaining mark of the third period and did not return. He appeared to be fine on Sunday, though moving with a slight limp, which is not uncommon for any player this time of year.

Could he have pulled his hamstring while favoring his back? That seems to be one possibility here. The Flyers aren’t talking, but Pronger is expected to return to the series for Game 3 on Wednesday in Boston.
  Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren would not comment other than to say the defenseman has an undisclosed injury.. 

He missed Monday morning's skate, but Pronger was not listed the team's injury update. Pronger has one point and was a minus-3, averaging 13 minutes, 55 seconds over the three playoff games he played.

The Bruins lost a defenseman of their own, Adam McQuaid, to a scary injury late in the first period. McQuiad attempted to deliver a hit to Flyers forward Mike Richards, who ducked the collision. McQuaid collided awkwardly with the boards headfirst and lay on the ice for a couple minutes before he was helped off the ice.  

McQuaid, whose injury was not disclosed, was transported to an area hospital for observation. The Bruins announced that McQuaid would travel back with the team on Tuesday.

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Since: Oct 26, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2011 10:04 pm

Flyers' Pronger sits, Bruins lose McQuaid

Elbow to the head?  Maybe I'm mistaken but looked more like an attempted forearm shiver to the chest to me.  Doesn't really matter though, he missed either way.

Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2011 8:37 am

Flyers' Pronger sits, Bruins lose McQuaid

He tried to deliver a cheap elbow to Richards' head, I don't feel sorry for him.

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: May 2, 2011 11:34 pm

Chris Pronger not in Flyers lineup for Game 2

Agreed, enough of the Boosh chant it really it getting ridiculous although he did make a handful of really good saves, that second goal he should've made the stop.  Flyers played hard and had their chances tonight, Thomas was stellar and stole one for the Bruins tonight.  Big hole (again) heading to Boston for Game 3.

Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: May 2, 2011 8:38 pm

Chris Pronger not in Flyers lineup for Game 2

Pronger is a huge loss in a must win game.  The real issue for the Flyers is still goaltending.  Boucher let in a weak 2nd goal tonight.  All of that early momentum gained was lost with that whiff by Boucher.  I love how the fans scream  "BOOOSH" on every single routine save as if that's going to some how change what he really is....just an average goaltender.  Bruins in 6.

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