Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Updated: October 26, 11:05 PM ET
Chris Pronger likely out 10-14 days
ESPN.com news services
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger is "progressing very well" after taking a stick to the outside of his right eye, general manager Paul Holmgren told reporters Tuesday.
Pronger did not make the trip with the team to Montreal and will be on bed rest for the next three days. Holmgren said Monday night that Pronger is likely to be out 10-14 days.
Pronger met again with Dr. Stephen Goldman on Tuesday after being examined by the eye specialist when he sustained the injury Monday night. At 11:57 of the first period, Pronger and Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski sprinted for a loose puck in the circle after a rebound off Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky in the first period.
Grabovski slapped at the puck, but his stick connected with Pronger's and the blade shot straight up into the defenseman's face. Pronger was not wearing a visor.
"He had a little bit of a cut just on the outside of his right eye," Holmgren told reporters after the game Monday. "The eye doctor checked him out thoroughly, and he's got a little bit of an issue right now with his eye.
"We think max, three or four days ... no real concern, other than what might happen over the next three or four days, whether it's swelling or something behind the eye. So he's basically going to be on bed rest for three days, and hopefully he'll be fine within a couple weeks."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.