The Flyers will learn Monday whether defenseman Chris Pronger and center Mike Richards need offseason surgery, general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed Saturday. An injured back and leg kept Pronger sidelined for the last three games of the Boston series. Richards played the latter part of the season with an injured wrist, the GM added. "We'll know more when we get the medical reports, probably on Monday night," Holmgren said on Saturday, one day after the Flyers' season ended with a stunning four-game sweep at the hands of the Bruins in the Eastern Conference semifinals. "There's no exact diagnosis yet." Richards managed 23 regular-season goals - eight fewer than the previous season - and just one tally in the postseason, when he played through pain. Holmgren also revealed that winger Andreas Nodl missed the last nine playoff games because of a concussion. The Flyers had called it an "upper-body injury" during the playoffs. Asked about a Twitter report that Pronger had a herniated disc in his back, Holmgren said, "We won't know his condition until we talk to the doctor on Monday." Holmgren met with coach Peter Laviolette on Saturday to discuss the season and start planning for next season. He also plans to meet with the players individually and "come up with a game plan" for the offseason.
Flyers await diagnoses of Pronger, Richards
Philly.com | May 8