LOS ANGELES (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman would have no problem with Chris Pronger working in the league’s department of player safety even while the former defenseman is still on the Philadelphia Flyers’ payroll.

Bettman addressed the potential conflict Wednesday night while in Los Angeles to attend the champion Kings’ Stanley Cup banner-raising ceremony.

Yahoo Sports reported Pronger recently interviewed with Stephane Quintal, the league’s senior vice president of player safety.

Pronger, however, hasn’t technically retired. The former NHL MVP is still being paid by the Flyers through 2017, even though he hasn’t played in the league since 2011 due to concussions and an eye injury.

Bettman didn’t confirm Pronger is a candidate, but said Pronger’s financial ties to Philadelphia don’t worry him.


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