The 18-year veteran made a trip to a doctor this week to be evaluated on his progress. Pronger is reportedly still feeling headaches related to post-concussion syndrome. The signs from the doctor were positive, but Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren says Pronger has a ways to go before he can return to the ice, 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 last played a full season in 2009-10, when he appreared in all 82 games and notched 55 points. He has appeared in just 63 games over the past two years.
The Flyers still owe Pronger a large sum of money from the seven-year extension he signed in 2009. Even under a lockout, they will have to pay him the $7.2 million he is owed this season, because he was not cleared to play.