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Chris Pronger Not Retiring, Says Flyers GM Paul Holmgren

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren denied a rumor that Chris Pronger is retiring from hockey on Thursday night, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

"There's no truth to him retiring," Holmgren said.

Holmgren told the Inquirer that Pronger is still experiencing headaches, but still plans to return to the NHL next season after dealing with a serious concussion that limited him to 13 games this past season.

Fans on Facebook and Twitter sparked a rumor that Pronger is retiring after several of them saw a moving van outside his house in Haddonfield, New Jersey. But Holmgren said Pronger was simply visiting St. Louis due to an illness in his wife's family.

The 37-year old Pronger has played in 1,167 games over an 18-year NHL career that began in 1993 with the Hartford Whalers. He has scored 157 goals and 548 assists for 698 career points.

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