Since Chris Pronger was declared out for the remainder of the 2011-12 NHL season back in December, his symptoms have reportedly not improved, according to Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren.
Pronger was declared team captain before this season after former captain Mike Richards was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. If Pronger continues to stay in the same condition he is in now, it is unlikely he will return to the NHL.
If this is the case, the Flyers will be without a player wearing the “C” on the ice. At some point, maybe as early as next season, the Flyers should be naming a new captain.
They will need someone with enough experience to lead the team on and off the ice, through exemplary play and an attitude driven by the desire for victory.