Philadelphia Flyers Face Lightning In Tampa Tonight: Chris Pronger Will Return

Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger will return Wednesday night when the Flyers visit the Tampy Bay Lightning.

Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger will return Wednesday night when the Flyers visit the Tampy Bay Lightning (7:30 p.m., VERSUS HD, TSN2), the team announced Wednesday

Pronger has missed six straight games after being struck by a stick in the eye against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Oct. 24, and cautioned that his conditioning needs improvement.

"(My conditioning) has been a little suspect after the last couple days," Pronger told the league's official website Tuesday before the team left for Florida. "Again, you don't realize how quickly you can lose it when you've done nothing for seven days, you're bedridden for four of them - the joints need to be moving."

The Flyers are coming off a 9-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Philadelphia scored five goals in the first period and three more in the second, building an eight-goal lead before Columbus got on the scoreboard.

Tampa Bay enters the game having won two straight, including a 4-3 shootout win against Florida on Sunday.

-- For more Flyers coverage, visit our team page, or our blog Broad Street Hockey.

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