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“Tough and Russian” Bryzgalov could miss next two Flyers games

Mar 30, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

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Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov will miss Saturday’s game against Ottawa but could be back Sunday in Pittsburgh, reports His most likely return date, however, is Tuesday versus the Rangers.

Bryzgalov suffered a chip fracture in his right foot Monday during the pre-game warmup. It didn’t stop him from facing the Lightning, but only because he’s a tough Russian (his words, not ours).

“I felt pain,” Bryzgalov said. “In the morning, it was the same thing. Not any better. I felt something was wrong and that’s why we got the MRI and found the fracture in my foot, unfortunately.

“I was lucky because it was not that bad, because I’m tough and Russian.”

Philadelphia still has fourth spot in the Eastern Conference to play for, which would give them home-ice advantage over the Penguins in the first round. But they’re not desperate enough to gamble with Bryzgalov’s health, tough and Russian as he may be.


Related: Holmgren doesn’t think Bryzgalov’s injury is serious

  1. dougr42 - Mar 30, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Any other Flyers fans afraid this will kill his mojo? S’gonna be a nail-biter.

  2. chefklm - Mar 30, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Eastern Conference seedings are gonna go down to the wire. No matter though the Stanley Cup will stay with an EC team.

    Now just waiting to hear from the idiot trolls (Pringlesboy) to get my laugh outta this thread…..

  3. GenoPringles - Mar 31, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    “russian dog wanker” is better way to describe this weirdo. Clearly he is just too afraid to play The Franchise Pittsburgh Penguins. Keep him on the shelf filthy, the soupcan army doesn’t want hear any excuses come playoff time

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