Flyers' Pronger to return Wednesday

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman and captain Chris Pronger is helped from the ice by referee Brad...

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman and captain Chris Pronger is helped from the ice by referee Brad Meier (L) after taking a stick in the face while playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 24, 2011. (REUTERS/Tim Shaffer)

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PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Flyers defenseman and team captain Chris Pronger will return for Wednesday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Pronger has been out since October 24 when he suffered a right-eye injury against Toronto after getting hit with a high stick.

With the puck at the low left circle in the Flyers end, Pronger attempted to get to the puck, but Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski got there first and took a swipe at the disc. Grabovski's follow through went up and hit Pronger in the face.

Pronger has one goal and six assists in eight games played this season.


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