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Pronger out but Flyers deny change in status

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren met with the media and confirmed that Chris Pronger will be out again tonight, but Holmgren reacted angrily with a Philadelphia TV report that Pronger has had another setback with his broken hand, a second break that required a plate to be put into his hand. 

"It seems people can throw anything they want at the wall and see if it sticks,"  Holmgren said. "He's not coming along as fast as everyone thought at the time the initial injury happened It is what it is. When he feels like he can play, he'll play."

Pronger, who will not be speaking with the media until he plays, did have his longest skate with the team in quite a while today and even shot a few bucks. It was the most encouraging sign the Flyers have seen that he might play in this series.

"Prongs looks good on the ice," said coach Peter Laviolette. "He's been skating for a while so his skating is good. He moved the puck around and was involved in our drill. That's the first time that he's been out there with us."

--Mike Harrington

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