In the article the guy from Yahoo speculates that he could recuse himself from any discipline involving the Flyers. He apparently has no function within the organization other than being a player on LTIR.
I can't see the league approving him being both on LTIR for the Flyers and paying him to be on the disciplinary committee. Maybe this is a move to get him off the books in Philly?
Pronger is due $5 million this season, so I don't know why he'd give that up and take a job within the league unless they were forcing him off LTIR or allowing him to collect two paychecks. The next year though it goes down to $575k, which is still a chunk of change but is a much smaller gap between that and what his NHL salary would be.
I'm not sure how it would work to get him off the books in Philly.
He's on a 35+ contract, so CBA says they take the cap hit for the duration even if he retires, so unless Snider has weaseled into a retirement due to career ending injury that would allow him to move Pronger's cap hit to LTIR for 2 more seasons, can't see how it helps Philly.
Holmgren, when he was still GM, made a comment a while back to the effect that Pronger would never play again. I wonder if this is to appease anyone for the blatant 'circumvention' of the CBA's intent (i.e. what got NJ in trouble with Kovalchuk originally).