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Friday, December 17, 2010
Updated: December 18, 12:05 PM ET
Chris Pronger set for foot surgery

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Chris Pronger, the Philadelphia Flyers defenseman injured Wednesday night against Montreal, had surgery on Friday afternoon and is likely to miss four to six weeks, the team said.

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Pronger broke a bone in his right foot, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said. He had an X-ray and CT scan Thursday which disclosed the injury to the first metatarsal in his foot.

In a conference call with reporters Saturday, Pronger said he's "feeling all right" after his surgery.

"I was moving my foot right after they did the surgery," Pronger said. "They put a couple screws in the bone to help strengthen it and hopefully allow it to heal faster and give it ... the strength it's going to need to recover hopefully in a timely fashion."

Pronger is second on the team in ice time at 22 minutes, 20 seconds per game and is a mainstay on both the power-play and penalty-killing units. The 36-year-old missed the first two games of the season after recovering from offseason knee surgery.

The Flyers lead the NHL with 47 points heading into Friday night's play. They host the New York Rangers on Saturday.

The Flyers also announced Friday that defenseman Matt Walker underwent successful hip surgery Thursday to remove inflamed synovial tissue. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks, the team said.

Information from ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun is included in this report.