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Bryzgalov doesn’t know what his illness is: “I’m not a doctor”

Feb 13, 2012, 11:56 AM EDT

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Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov knows he’s not feeling well.

But as to why he’s not feeling well?

No clue.

“I’m still sick,” Bryzgalov told CSN’s Tim Panaccio on Sunday. “I have no idea what [it is]. I’m not a doctor. I wasn’t throwing up.”

The $51-million man has missed Philly’s last three games with the illness and was dropped from the lineup entirely in a 5-2 loss to the Rangers (Jason Bacashihua was recalled from the AHL to back up Sergei Bobrovsky.) Bryz was healthy enough to back up Bob in Detroit last night, but said he’s still not feeling up to snuff.

“I can’t breath normally,” he said. “I have a sore throat. Headaches.”

There does appear to be a light and the end of the tunnel, however. Bryzgalov has started reacting positively to antibiotics and with the Flyers in the midst of a four-day break, there’s a good chance he’ll recover in time to face the Sabres on Thursday.

  1. goalieguy37 - Feb 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    The only thing this guy is suffering from is being terrible at stopping pucks.

  2. kingjoe1 - Feb 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Whatever he has it has impacted his reflexes and eye sight. Poor fella’ maybe he hurt himself cashing those giant checks.

  3. jamesmakesurmomneil - Feb 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    In the medical world, we doctors come across this quite often. The technical term is yeast infection. It is known to be contagious so that may explain Jagr’s play too

  4. mrskunitzdrippinlips - Feb 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    you are indeed correct james. yeast infection is overtaking claude giriouxs black tooth and that’s why his play has been terrible as well

  5. jagrbomb18 - Feb 14, 2012 at 3:42 AM

    Don’t forget Coburn and carle…both suffering from major yeast infections since pronger went out

    • docvegas - Feb 14, 2012 at 8:02 PM

      i wish these two had something more serious, hopefully a terminal illness.

  6. docvegas - Feb 14, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    he has the same problem that visiting players had during the broad street bullie days back in the seventies. they used to call it the spectrum flu.

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