Chris Pronger (Wikimedia Commons)
The issue of concussions is currently a major story in the National Hockey League.
On Thursday, the Philadelphia Flyers announced that former Edmonton Oiler and Norris Trophy winner Chris Pronger will be out for the rest of the regular season and playoffs due to a concussion.
Pronger has one goal and 11 assists in 13 games played this season. He also has 27 blocked shots and 15 hits.
The issue of concussions is currently a very hot topic throughout the NHL. We have had Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins out to start the season, come back temporarily, before leaving again. When he’ll be back is now anyone’s guess.
Pronger’s teammate in Philadelphia, Claude Giroux, is also out with a concussion after being kneed to the head on the weekend. Giroux currently leads the NHL with 39 points.
Two other players that are also out with concussions are Calder Trophy winner Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes and Milan Michalek of the Ottawa Senators, who leads the NHL in goals with 19.