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Daily Times beat writer Anthony J. SanFilippo takes you inside the locker rooms of the Philadelphia Flyers and the rest of the NHL.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Sitting here stuck in Buffalo with my fellow beat reporters hoping for something, anything, to do to break the monotony of a looking at snow out the hotel window.

The Flyers tried to provide such a little nugget of information.

Chris Pronger, who has been recovering from foot surgery last month, has been cleared to participate fully in practice with the Flyers after a visit to the doctor today.

He likely would have joined the team in Boston, but nothing is getting in or out of Bean Town because of a blizzard that is rocking the city (which is why I'm still in Buffalo).

As such, Pronger will meet the team in Atlanta Friday, although I find that perplexing as well as the team doesn't usually have a game-day practice (morning skate) when they play on back-to-back days.

The expectation is the target date for Pronger's return is next Tuesday when the Flyers come home to play the Washington Capitals, but he will likely need a few good practices before that can happen.

As for his teammates, their charter flight made it into Boston's Logan Airport just before the big storm hit very early this morning (just before 1 a.m.). However, they are snowed into their hotel and had to cancel practice today.

Peter Laviolette said the team went to a fitness club next door to the hotel for a team workout, but that was about all that could be done as the rest of the city is shut down.

The hope is we can finally get out of here and join the team tomorrow in Boston, but we are at the mercy of the snow at this point.

Stay warm.


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