Chris Pronger Latest Addition To Flyers' Offseason Surgery List

Between ThePipesContributor IAugust 3, 2010

CHICAGO - JUNE 06:  Chris Pronger #20 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against Dustin Byfuglien #33 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Five of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 6, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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105 games later, it's no surprise that the Black and Orange have become the Black and Blue.

According to several sources (and broken by Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly), both Chris Pronger and Dan Carcillo are currently recovering from successful offseason surgeries.

Last week, Pronger had arthroscopic knee surgery, but Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren is confident about the timetable of his return.

"Chris Pronger had minor surgery on his right knee... He will be ready for the start of training camp."

It hasn't been confirmed when Carcillo had his abdominal and stomach surgery for his sports hernia, but it looks like he should return in time for the season as well.

These latest surgeries can be added to the Flyers' typical laundry list of offseason procedures. 

Blair Betts and Ville Leino have also gone under the knife this summer.  While Leino should be ready for training camp, it's likely that fans will have to wait until early November to see #11 back on the ice. 

Leino had hip surgery while Betts had surgery on his shoulder.  Betts dislocated his shoulder twice this season.

Mark Malinowski of The Hockey News interviewed him this past season and asked  about his most painful moment.

"Dislocated my shoulder a few times."

We have to imagine Betts was joking around, as he has dislocated his shoulder upwards of 10 times during his NHL career.

Despite the extensive list of injured Flyers, keep in mind that this is has become a typical offseason for most NHL teams. 

By the time training camp rolls around, look for the majority of the Orange and Black to be lacing up their skates and looking for another run at the Cup.

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