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I think it depends on the recovery he makes. If he's recovered by Christmas and the lockout lasts all season and he has no returning concussion symptoms, I think there's a good chance he makes a go at it. If he recovers in late August, I don't think he really pushes it. If he's still suffering any symptoms at the start of next season, then obviously not.
Even if he got 100% medically cleared to play again (I don't think he'd ever be cleared to play a contact sport, but I'm no doc) I can't see him taking the risk, especially after hearing how much difficulty he's had trying to recover from this one.
What difference does that make? If Pronger is healthy and wants to play, there's pretty much nothing the Flyers could do except either go over the cap or make room for him.
He's a 35+ contract and has a NMC. What a deadly combination.
You can infer from the Shea Weber signing that Flyers brass know Pronger will not be healthy again. Yes, he could get healthy and play with the Flyers stuck and having him count against the cap, but it is obvious that is not going to happen.