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Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger puts his hand over his eyes as he heads for the locker room after being struck in the face with a stick during the first period of an NHL hockey game with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger puts his hand over his eyes as he heads for the locker room after being struck in the face with a stick during the first period of an NHL hockey game with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

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