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Holmgren doesn’t think Bryzgalov’s injury is serious

Mar 29, 2012, 8:08 AM EDT

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As previously reported, Ilya Bryzgalov will not play on Thursday due to a chip fracture in his foot. The good news is that he might be back between the pipes as early as Saturday.

“We don’t think this is a serious injury,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said. “It’s a chip off a weight-bearing bone, and the doctor has said it’ll be absorbed back into his system, and there’s no real risk here at all [to play]. It’s just he’s in a little bit of pain right now.”

Bryzgalov has been one of the league’s top goaltenders since the All-Star break, so getting him back before the playoffs would be a huge help. That’s especially true because their first round opponent is currently projected to be the very dangerous Pittsburgh Penguins.

In the meantime, Sergei Bobrovsky will start for just the second time since Feb. 12. He has allowed three or more goals in each of his last six appearances, but this could be an opportunity for him to put that behind him before the postseason starts.

  1. clamnewton - Mar 29, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    Let’s hope this is true. But he also stated Pronger’s season-ending concussion was first a “lower-body injury” and then the “flu” if I remember correctly, so I won’t believe anything until I see him back in net.

    • danphipps01 - Mar 29, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      Yeah… given Philly’s history with diagnosing injuries correctly, it’s entirely possible the man’s actually gone and got cancer somehow. =/

  2. GenoPringles - Mar 29, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Hahahahaha. Sucks for you filthy. Can’t wait to see the franchise pick apart your scrub back up goalie in the first round. Better start tanking games now so you don’t face The Pens. Fear the soupcan

    • redmosquito16 - Mar 29, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      Stay classy, Pittsburgh

    • epictron1 - Mar 29, 2012 at 2:55 PM

      And what’s Penguins record against the Flyers this year?

  3. themajorleagueblog - Mar 29, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    If I was Paul Holmgren or Peter Laviolette, I’d rest Bryzgalov until April 5th against Buffalo. Maybe, he can’t study the universe until then, but you don’t want him to get a stress fracture.

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  4. num1eaglesfanyo - Mar 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    All you Pittsburgh fans talk about is another mans dong and how big it may be. I guess Pittsburgh is the new gay capital of the world.

  5. hartsy19 - Mar 29, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Can someone please explain what a soupcan army is? I’ve been hearing about it for months and I’m sofa king sick of it.

  6. GenoPringles - Mar 29, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Just wait Filthy…The Franchise is just about completely healed. Can’t wait to see Soupcan take his troops and completely dominate the side show that is the Flyers. Please continue your Crosby sucks chants because that just fuels the fire that pumps the almighty Soupcan Sid.

    • vismund11 - Mar 29, 2012 at 5:43 PM

      And I can’t wait until Soupdick Sid is looking at someone else and skates into someone and goes down with a concussion again, or until Nick Grossman buries him so they can recycle his big lipped a$$

  7. GenoPringles - Mar 29, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    I agree, Best Lips in NHL!! Can’t wait for that playoff facial hair to come in and accent those angalina jolle lips of his

  8. num1eaglesfanyo - Mar 29, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    GenoPringles is gay he just admitted it. What a douche

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