PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The NHL announced on Friday that they will be hiring Chris Pronger to become a member of the league’s Department of Player Safety.

The hiring is interesting in that Pronger is still technically a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. Injuries have made it clear that his career is over, but he is due to make $4 million this season and is on the books through the end of the 2016-2017 season.

Part of Pronger’s responsibility with the league will have to do with determining player suspensions. Pronger certainly had a few during his playing days.

The move will not penalize or benefit the Flyers.

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