Chris Pronger Injured After Taking Stick To Eye, Leaves Game Vs. Leafs

Chris Pronger was not sent to the hospital after an eye injury was delivered via the stick of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski, so that's the good news on the condition of the Philadelphia Flyers defenseman.

The bad news? According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the swelling around his eye is so bad that an eye specialist cannot yet take a look at the injury. More time will be required for a diagnosis. 

The Flyers have yet to release an official statement on Pronger's condition, other than the obvious news that he wouldn't return to the Monday night game against the Leafs. General manager Paul Holmgren could give an update after the game, but as of yet we do not have an official confirmation of the injury.

Pronger immediately ran off to the locker room after taking the stick to the face from Grabovski. He was clutching his face and bending over the entire way off the ice and down the tunnel. Blood wasn't visible on the ice but could be seen on his face on replay as he skated away.

For more on Pronger's condition, stick with SB Nation NHL and our Flyers blog Broad Street Hockey

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