Chris Pronger's injury Monday night, caused by the errant stick of Mikhail Grabovski, left the big defensemen screaming has he skated of the ice and will leave the Flyers without their captain for at least two weeks.
It also left his teammates concerned about what had happened to Pronger and how he's be able to recover from what is said to be an injury to his eye.
You try to play through it, you try not to think about it, teammate Danny Briere said to Philly.com. Obviously, it was in the back of our mind. It doesn't really matter who it is, actually, you're worried about him.
Grabovski was not penalized for the play, Philly.com reported, because it was part of a follow through on a shot. Thus, high-sticking was not applicable.
Pronger has a cut on his right eyelid. The fear, Philly.com reported, is tht the blood could clot behind the eye and cause permanent vision damage.
He's got a little bit of an issue with his eye, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said to the website. There's no real concern, other than if something happens over the next 3-4 days, if there is swelling or something behind the eye.
One thing will surely change when Pronger returns to the orange and black.
When Chris comes back, he'll be wearing a visor, Paul Holmgren said to Phily.com. We made it mandatory in the American Hockey League. To me, it's not an issue - players should wear them. Obviously, some of these guys have been around a long time and for whatever reason they don't want to wear one.