Pronger returns with Flyers facing elimination

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger is back in the

lineup with his team facing elimination against the Buffalo Sabres

in their first-round playoff series

Pronger returned for Game 6 on Sunday afternoon after missing 21

games since having surgery to repair a broken right hand. The

Flyers struggled in going 8-7-6, including the playoffs, without

the rugged defenseman.

Buffalo leads the series 3-2.

Michael Leighton got the start, becoming the third Flyers goalie

to start this series.

Leighton took over in the first period of Game 5 after Brian

Boucher allowed three goals on 11 shots. Leighton made 20 saves

before allowing Tyler Ennis’ overtime goal in Buffalo’s 4-3

win.