Chris Pronger returns vs. Lightning

Defenseman Chris Pronger returned to the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night after missing six games with an eye injury.

The team announced Wednesday afternoon on its official Twitter page that Pronger would be in the lineup against the Lightning.

Pronger, the Flyers' team captain, was struck in the right eye by the stick of Toronto Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski on Oct. 24.

Pronger wore a visor in his return to the ice. He was not wearing a visor when he was injured.

Pierre LeBrun is an NHL writer for ESPN.com.