Reports came out yesterday that Chris Pronger will need surgery to repair a fracture in his right hand.
He will miss three to four weeks, but should return in time for the playoffs.
This will be the second time that Pronger has missed significant time this season. He has already missed 18 games thus far.
With Pronger being out again, the Flyers need some of their veterans to step up and take control. The Flyers control their own destiny.
They are still in first place, but Washington and Pittsburgh are creeping up on them. Just two-and-a-half weeks ago, the Flyers were ahead of Washington by 12 points and Pittsburgh by eight.
Now only three points separate all three teams.
The best chance the Flyers have at making a run to the Stanley Cup is for the Eastern Conference to go through Philly.
These players have to step up and fill the void that Chris Pronger left in order to secure that No. 1 seed.