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Chris Pronger Returns For The Flyers Tonight

The question facing Chris Pronger all offseason has generally been whether he would be ready to start the season after a slew of injuries and surgeries to finish last year. Well, the answer appears to be that he will and in fact the new Flyers captain will be in action tonight as they face the NJ Devils in preseason action at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Pronger spent the offseason rehabbing from both wrist and back surgeries sustained last year. He made a more or less failed attempt to return in game one of the Boston series and hasn’t played with the team since.

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But now he’s back and there’s little doubt that his health over the course of this upcoming season will be a major factor in whether the Flyers can maintain their standing in the Eastern conference without the likes of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter.