NHL Notes: Pronger's 'tough' recovery
|Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger makes remarks on the field after a news conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 26, 2011. (REUTERS/Tim Shaffer)
Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Chris Pronger's recovery from a concussion has been very taxing, his wife, Lauren, said in an interview with Comcast SportsNet.
"It's a tough go at home," Lauren Pronger said after serving as host of the Flyers Wives Fashion Show in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. "We're going day-to-day right now -- good days, bad days. It has been a lot of trauma going on. We're just praying right now. He's battling. He wants to be out there more than anybody. It's tough for all of us to watch him go through this."
Pronger is out for the season as he battles post-concussion syndrome.
Lauren Pronger said their three children have been affected as well.
"They're confused all the time," she said, " 'Dad, when can we go to a game? Dad, when can you play?' And he looks at them and says 'please don't ask that question. I want to get out there and play, too.' "
PREDS GET YIP
The Nashville Predators claimed forward Brandon Yip off waivers from the Colorado Avalanche and activated forward Jerred Smithson from injured reserve.
Yip, 26, has no points in 10 games this season with the Avalanche, having been limited by arm and groin injuries. He has 23 goals and 18 assists in 113 career games, all with the Avalanche.
Smithson, 32, was placed on injured reserve Jan. 8 because of a lower-body injury. In 41 games this season, Smithson has one goal and three assists. He has 36 goals and 52 assists during his nine-season career.
St. Louis Blues winger Alex Steen missed his 10th consecutive game Thursday with post-concussion symptoms. However, Steen would seem to be getting closer to returning after taking part in a full practice Wednesday.