Yahoo's Nick Cotsonika reports NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety Stephane Quintal has interviewed Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger for a position in the league's Department of Player Safety and Pronger is at the top of Quintal's list to replace the departed Brian Leetch.
There is an issue that arises with Pronger joining the league offices - he is still under contract with the Flyers. The Flyers placed Pronger on long-term injured reserve and will pay him $4 million this season despite his inability to play. Due to the conflict of interest, Pronger would not rule on any incidents involving the Flyers. The NHL Players Association is working with the league regarding the situation.
Pronger, who turns 40 on Friday, played parts of three seasons with the Flyers before going down with a career-ending injury in November 2011. In 145 games for the orange and black, Pronger scored 15 goals and dished out 77 assists for 92 points while anchoring the Flyers blue line. The defenseman's impact was felt immediately on the Flyers as he scored 10 goals and added 45 assists for 55 points in his first season in Philadelphia in 2009-10 leading the team to an Eastern Conference Championship.
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