PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger will undergo surgery on his broken right foot and be sidelined for four-to-six weeks, the NHL team said on Friday.
The former Norris trophy winner, awarded for the NHL’s top defenseman, is scheduled to have surgery on Friday to repair a broken first metatarsal.
He sustained the injury blocking a shot during the second period of the Flyers’ 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old blueliner has four goals and 15 points this season for the Flyers, who lead the Eastern Conference standings.
Writing by Steve Keating in Toronto, Editing by Stephen Wood