PHILADELPHIA -- Flyers captain Mike Richards headlines a list of five players that need off-season surgery. Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren made the announcement Tuesday.
Defenceman Chris Pronger is dealing with a painful lower back problem that led to diminished leg strength. Pronger played in only three of the Flyers' 11 post-season games. Surgery has not been ruled out.
The Flyers, the East's No. 2 seed, defeated the Buffalo Sabres in the first round in seven games, but were swept by the Boston Bruins in Round 2.