Chris Pronger may never play again but he received a $1-million bonus last month and his first regular paycheque from the Philadelphia Flyers arrived halfway through October. Pronger, in fact, will be paid his full $7.2-million salary whether there’s an NHL season or not.

And he’s not alone.

Perhaps the only benefit of injury is that those deemed unable to play will be fully compensated throughout this NHL madness known as a lockout.

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