Chris Pronger (back) recently reiterated that he isn't sure if he'll be healthy for the start of training camp.
Pronger is still limited to light exercise and that isn't expected to change for another three weeks. "I would say I'm quite a bit behind where I would be, training-wise, and workout-wise," Pronger said. "Whether I'm at camp or not, I don't know that yet. It's still early to tell. I would guess I would not be starting camp, just from the mere fact that I haven't been able to work out at all yet. I'm skinny to begin with, and now I'm looking really skinny." Pronger is expected to make a full recovery from the back surgery he had, but the fact that he isn't being allowed to do a normal summer workout routine could negatively impact his performance in 2011-12. He still has the potential to be one of the league's top offensive defensemen, but he should be regarded as a big gamble. We'll keep you posted.