Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports Ron Hextall tried to trade the rights of injured defenseman Chris Pronger over the summer. Friedman notes the teams involved and the potential return are unknown but they were "reasonably serious discussions."
Pronger's playing career is over and he just accepted a job in the NHL Department of Player Safety as the Director of Player Safety. The potential deal would likely have been to a team that could absorb his nearly $5 million cap hit through 2016-17.
Pronger, 40, 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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