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Ilya Bryzgalov might return Tuesday (Update: He’ll start)

Apr 3, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

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There’s a chance that Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov will play in Tuesday’s game against the New York Rangers, according to GM Paul Holmgren. Bryzgalov has been out for three straight contests because of a chip fracture in his foot.

Although nothing is set in stone, the Flyers could certainly use the boost in morale that Bryzgalov’s return would provide. They were able to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, but Daniel Briere and Nicklas Grossmann were both hurt in the process.

Bryzgalov has been hot-and-cold this season, but he was on fire prior to the injury. He has a 14-5-3 record and five shutouts since the All-Star break and was the NHL’s player of the month for March.

With three games left in the Flyers’ schedule, they’re fighting with the Pittsburgh Penguins for fourth place in the Eastern Conference and home ice advantage in their probable first round matchup. Philadelphia is one point behind the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Update: Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports Bryzgalov will get the start tonight.

  1. GenoPringles - Apr 3, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Hope this Russian Dog Wanker is in net on Saturday so The Great Joe Vittalle can do what he does best!!! Also please call up that waste of a roster spot Jody Shelley. Engo will make his face look like Wayne Simmons

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM

      Haha your funny. I don’t get the Pringles part though of your name. And I thought it was spelled ‘Vitale.’

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 3, 2012 at 10:18 AM

      *Simmonds. You doing this on purpuse aren’t ya ha?

    • nyr1 - Apr 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

      Get a life bro…pens will fall to philly in the first rd! Bryz comes back tonight, but it will be a humaangas beeg win for the blueshirts!

  2. GenoPringles - Apr 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    And Fire Mike Milbury already. Soupcan Army 2012

  3. dougr42 - Apr 3, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    • dougr42 - Apr 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

  4. pkswally024 - Apr 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Wayne was cut from the previous game. Get a life TROLL

  5. GenoPringles - Apr 3, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Thank You for the spelling corrections lord spell check. Geno Pringles was a nickname given to Malkin by Hartnel’s ex-wife….Malkin is said to gave the size and girth of a Pringles can in his britches. Soupcan Army is coming Filthy….hide your wives

  6. philly4lyfe - Apr 3, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    I garuntee if you ever actually did come to Philly, you wouldn’t talk nearly as much sh!t as you do on here without your CPU screen to hide behind.

  7. GenoPringles - Apr 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    You are actually right for once. I would not talk smack in Filthy. We all saw what you guys do to war Hero’s over there. I for one see no reason to visit the queef capitol of the world. So put your knifes away, I’m staying put here in The City of Champions.

    • cba77 - Apr 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

      Although I’m all for ripping on anything Philly, city of champions bro is Beantown….

  8. philly4lyfe - Apr 3, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    I wonder if rupp will still think Shelley is irrelevant…. If he ever wakes up from the beating he just gave him.

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