With Chris Pronger's status seeming to get worse by the day, the Philadelphia Flyers are left with a huge hole on their blue line and in the locker room.
Pronger has been out since Nov. 19 with a discrete illness, but now has been labeled as "out indefinitely" with concussion-like symptoms. It seems as though Pronger is still feeling the effects of the vicious stick to the face he took in late October that sidelined him for a few weeks.
The Flyers are currently playing with four solid defensemen, Kimmon Timonen, Braydon Coburn, Matt Carle and Andres Meszaros. Coburn has been banged up recently but looks like he won't be missing any more games.
The question mark comes when the Flyers have to throw out their third defensive pairing, who now consist of Marc-Andre Bourdon and Kevin Marshall. Now these two call-ups have done a decent job filling in, but if the Flyers want to stay atop the Eastern Conference, they may want to look into acquiring another veteran blue-liner.
Here are some names that are being tossed around in rumors and some others that the Flyers should consider trading for.