The Philadelphia Flyers, who already lost star forward Claude Giroux to a concussion, got some more crushing news on Thursday night.
General manager Paul Holmgren announced on the Flyers website that defenseman and team captain Chris Pronger would be shut down for the season. Pronger is dealing with severe post-concussion syndrome, and after meeting with doctors in Pittsburgh, it was determined to be best that Pronger miss the remainder of the regular season and postseason.
As Pronger heads to injured reserve and the debate about concussions in the NHL rages on, the Flyers have big issues on their hands. While there's no telling how their season will finish, they must figure out who will be captain in Pronger's absence, if they appoint one at all.
Here are six Flyers players who could wear the "C" for the rest of the year.