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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