Flyers' Pronger slated for surgery, out 3-4 weeks

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Philadelphia - The Philadelphia Flyers announced that defenseman Chris Pronger will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a fracture in his right hand.

"Chris had a CT scan on his right hand on Sunday and a small fracture was discovered," general manager Paul Holmgren said. "Our doctors believe surgery is the best route to take with the injury."

The procedure will be performed by Dr. Tom Graham in Cleveland. Pronger is expected to be sidelined three-to-four weeks.

The veteran rearguard was hurt when he took a shot off the hand against the New York Islanders on February 24. He has missed three games, including the last two, because of the injury.

Pronger, who missed time earlier this season with a broken bone in his foot, has registered four goals and 21 assists in 50 games.


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