PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 24: Chris Pronger #20 and the Philadelphia Flyers stand at attention during the national anthem prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Wells Fargo Center on October 24, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Chris Pronger, Still Experiencing Headaches, Heads To Philly For Tests

Chris Pronger is out for the season after being diagnosed with severe post-concussion syndrome.

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Philadelphia Flyers Defenseman Chris Pronger Reportedly 'Improving'

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger is recovering from post-concussion syndrome that kept him off the ice for most of the 2011-12 season.

The 38-year-old visited a doctor this week for evaluation. The signs were positive, but Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren cautioned that Pronger is still not healthy enough to play, according to philly.com:

Pronger, who missed most of last season with post-concussion syndrome, visited a doctor in Pittsburgh a few days ago and showed some improvement, general manager Paul Holmgren said on Thursday.

"He’s doing better, but not to the point where he can think about playing" right now, Holmgren said.

Pronger has played 18 seasons in the NHL. His last full season came in 2009-10, when he recorded 55 points and 10 goals.

The NHL is currently locking out its players, and that is expected to go well into the regular season. Pronger is still owed $7.2 million, and he will be paid that, as he wasn't cleared to play before the lockout began.

For more on the Flyers, be sure to check out Flyers blog Broad Street Hockey and SB Nation Philly. For all things NHL, visit SB Nation's NHL hub.

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Chris Pronger Injury: Flyers Defenseman To Undergo More Tests

Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger will be returning to the team's practice facility in Voorhees, N.J., sometime next week to receive testing, according to a report by NHL.com.

Pronger has been inactive since sustaining a concussion on Oct. 25, 2011, during a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The six-time All-Star was hit in the head with a high stick from Mikhail Grabovski and was forced to spend the remainder of the season on long-term injured reserve.

Suffering from post-concussion syndrome, the 37-year-old still experiences headaches stemming from the incident and will not be taking the ice when he returns to Voorhees, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren.

Pronger signed a seven-year contract extension with the Flyers in 2009 and was named the 18th captain in franchise history in 2011. In 13 games as captain last season, Pronger registered one goal and 11 assists for 12 points.

You can read more about the Flyers at Broad Street Hockey. For additional news, notes and analysis from around the NHL during the season and offseason, be sure to check out SB Nation's dedicated NHL hub.

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Chris Pronger Injury: Question Marks Surround Season-Ending Concussion

Chris Pronger is out for the season with severe concussion issues, and now the Flyers have to get by without him. How will they manage that?

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NHL Concussions: Hockey Needs Better Prevention, Not Better Treatment

The list goes on: Sidney Crosby, Milan Michalek, Chris Pronger, Claude Giroux. Concussions are decimating the NHL, but what can be done? It's not a matter of treatment, writes Bruce Ciskie. It's a matter of prevention.

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Chris Pronger Out For The Season With Post-Concussion Syndrome

Chris Pronger is out for the season after being diagnosed with severe post-concussion syndrome.

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