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Chris Pronger has back surgery

Updated: May 12, 2011, 3:59 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

VOORHEES, N.J. -- Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger, who missed the majority of the postseason, had surgery to remove a herniated disc from his spinal cord on Thursday.

Pronger, 36, underwent a procedure called a discectomy, performed by orthopedic specialist Frank Cammisa at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

"Surgery went very well," Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said in a statement on the Flyers' website. "A disc fragment that was pressing up against a nerve was ...

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