Chris Pronger returning to lineup

Updated: January 20, 2011, 7:40 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun |

PHILADELPHIA -- Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger is back in the lineup against the Ottawa Senators five weeks after breaking his right foot.

Pronger started Thursday night's game and was paired with Matt Carle.

The 36-year-old Pronger, the 2000 NHL MVP with St. Louis, was injured Dec. 15 against Montreal and missed 13 games. He had four goals and 15 points in 31 games.