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Pronger still hopes to return

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren strongly refuted a Facebook rumor that defenseman Chris Pronger was retiring and moving to St. Louis with his family.

Holmgren said on Thursday night that Pronger, who missed most of the season with post-concussion syndrome, is hoping to get better and return to action next season. He is still experiencing headaches, the GM said.

"There's no truth to him retiring," Holmgren said.

Because of an illness in his wife's family, the Prongers are apparently going to spend some time in St. Louis, Holmgren said.

Fans on Twitter and Facebook reported seeing a huge moving van in front of Pronger's Haddonfield house on Wednesday.

If Pronger retired, the Flyers would not get any relief from his $4.9 million cap hit.

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