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Bryzgalov MRI reveals foot injury, out Thursday

Mar 27, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT

Ilya Bryzgalov AP

Some potentially troublesome news for the Flyers — todays’ MRI on the foot of goalie Ilya Bryzgalov has revealed a chip fracture.

The Philly team website says the injury will keep Bryzgalov from playing in Thursday’s game against Toronto; he is currently listed as day-to-day.

The injury likely occurred during Monday’s 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay, which was Bryzgalov’s 19th appearance in the last 20 games. We say “likely” because the Flyers organization was tight-lipped about the injury — following the game GM Paul Holmgren told Philly.com Bryzgalov was fine, despite the fact Bryz was walking with a limp.

(Sam Carchidi of the Philly Inquirer said Bryzgalov may have gotten hit on the leg during warmups.)

So, how will the Flyers handle the injury? The most obvious answer is to hand the reigns to backup Sergei Bobrovksy, who has been collecting mothballs for most of March — but that depends on what the Flyers want to accomplish. While they seem likely to finish fifth in the East, they are only four points back of Pittsburgh for fourth (and the home-ice advantage that comes with it).

Philly has two more games against the Penguins on Sunday, Apr. 1 and Sat. Apr. 7 — the latter being the season finale.

  1. silversun60 - Mar 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    …”on the heels”…. i see what you did there!

  2. uncledick - Mar 27, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    As a Flyers fan I wouldn’t mind dropping to 6th. Playing FLA i the first is much more favorable than PIT or NYR.

  3. uncledick - Mar 27, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    As a Flyers fan I wouldn’t mind dropping to 6th. Playing FLA in the first is much more favorable than PIT or NYR.

  4. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 27, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Remember when people laughed at the idea of resting him before the playoffs because he was on a hot streak. Yeah, this is why you rest him. Moot point as he’ll be getting that rest now anyway.

  5. GenoPringles - Mar 27, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Never thought I would see the day that I agree with anything said by dead hippy lover mrmojo…funny what hate for filthy can do. Well said mojo. Way to burn him out filthy!!!!

    • mercyflush - Mar 27, 2012 at 7:30 PM

      I’m assuming your from the Pittsburgh area?

      Having someone from Pittsburgh make fun of your city is like having Liberace tell you that your outfit is gay.

  6. GenoPringles - Mar 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    “why rest him? He’s on fire! He is young, He can start 19 out of 20″. Good old Philly and there retard logic. Fear the Franchise and fall to 6th so you won’t get destroyed by the Almighty SoupCan

  7. GenoPringles - Mar 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    “why rest him? He’s on fire! He is young, He can start 19 out of 20″. Good old Philly and there retard logic. Fear the Franchise and fall to 6th so you won’t get destroyed by the Almighty SoupCan

    • ml3939 - Mar 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM

      The only thing retarded is your grammar, spelling and abuse of the English language. He did not get hurt from being burnt out. He got hurt from getting hit in the foot with a puck. I believe there is a difference. And I agree with mercyflush, how can anyone from Pittsburgh criticize Philly. You are a second rate city. You can’t even field 4 major sports team and your hockey team has been in danger of folding numerous times. The only reason the Penguins are still there is because they have no integrity and intentionally lost games so they could draft Lemieux. Had that not happened you would be down to 2 teams. If Pennsylvania were a living entity, Philly would be the brains, Harrisburg the heart and Pittsburgh the ass.

  8. GenoPringles - Mar 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Pittsburgh has no basketball team because the city can only hold so many parades. City of Champions my sister. While you guys are busy beating up war Hero’s and hosting dog fights we just win. Geno For MVP!!! The Soupcan Army has spoken

  9. tcclark - Mar 27, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    It cracks me up that Penguins fans come on here and call our city “filthy” when their city was scientifically proven to be the most polluted city in the US in 2008, according to the American Lung Association. Here’s a link to that http://fredericiana.com/2009/01/11/pittsburgh-number-1-in-pollution/

    I’d say it was the pot calling the kettle black, but I doubt the pot could even see the kettle through all the smog…

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