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Defenseman Pronger breaks foot in loss to Wild

12/31/2006 - NHL Chris Pronger Anaheim Ducks + more

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Anaheim defenseman Chris Pronger broke
his left foot Sunday night in the Ducks' 4-3 loss to Minnesota.

Pronger was injured when he blocked Mark Parrish's shot in the
first period.

"It wasn't really that hard of a shot. It just catches you on
the right spot and there's not much padding down there," said
Pronger, who tried briefly to skate after the shot. "Every time I
went to push off, it didn't feel very good."

Ducks officials said the All-Star defenseman will fly back to
Anaheim to meet with team doctors. He left the arena wearing a
protective boot on his left foot.

Pronger came to the Ducks in the offseason after scoring 21
points in the playoffs last spring to lead the Edmonton Oilers to
the Stanley Cup finals. He's the NHL's top-scoring defenseman this
season with 40 points in 41 games.