NHL Lockout 2012: Chris Pronger, other injured vets paid while missing games

Jim McIsaac

Chris Pronger and other NHL players who are determined "unable to play" will receive their full salaries during the NHL lockout. Pronger will be paid $7.2 million, despite the fact that he may never another NHL game because of the affects of a concussion.

For Chris Pronger and other hockey players, being injured equals "getting" paid during the current NHL lockout.

That news comes via Slam Sports, which noted that Pronger and other NHL players who are deemed "unable to play," will receive their full salaries during the NHL lockout.

That means big money for players like Pronger, who will receive the full $7.2 million he is owed this year, even though affects from a concussion may mean that he never plays another NHL game. Pronger's first paycheck arrived in mid-October and he will continue to be paid whether the NHL ever plays their season or not.

Last Friday the league sent out a release announcing it had cancelled all games through November 30.

And Pronger is not alone in getting paid while the league is on hiatus.

In addition to Pronger, 24-year-old Toronto Maple Leaf Matt Frattin will be paid over $1 million this year, after receiving off-season knee surgery.

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