The Philadelphia Flyers reportedly will have to do without defenseman Chris Pronger again on Saturday night.
CSNPhilly.com reports that Pronger skated with injured teammates Oskars Bartulis and Ian Laperriere prior to Friday's practice but did not shoot the puck, though he did do some light passing during the 50 minutes he was on the ice. A source told CSNPhilly.com that Pronger is out until at least Game 3 -– if not longer -- depending upon how the series against the Buffalo Sabres goes.
Pronger has been sidelined since due to a broken right hand that required surgery on March 14. He was a spectator for Thursday's 1-0 loss to the Sabres in Game 1. The Flyers missed his presence on the power play – they were 0-for-5 in Game 1.
"With him, you never know," center Danny Briere told the website. "No one tells us much. It doesn't change a thing. Our preparation is not any different if he is in the lineup or not. I don't change my game plan. I have to focus on myself, and it should be the same way for every one of us."