Defenseman Pronger breaks foot in loss to Wild

Updated: December 31, 2006, 9:42 PM ET
Associated Press

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

Chris Pronger
Pronger

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.


Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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