December 17, 2010 / 6:06 PM / 9 years ago

Flyers' Pronger out four-to-six weeks with broken foot

Philadelphia Flyers Chris Pronger speaks with the media after practicing for the NHL Stanley Cup Hockey Finals in Chicago, May 30, 2010. REUTERS/John Gress

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

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