Defenseman Chris Pronger continued to make progress Wednesday as he recovers from a broken right hand.

Pronger skated during pre-practice drills in Voorhees with assistant Joey Mullen and defenseman Oskars Bartulis. He also stickhandled for the first time in about two weeks.

The veteran did not take any shots - albeit tap-ins from in front of the net - and his status is still doubtful for Thursday's playoff opener game against visiting Buffalo. He did not take part in the regular practice.