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CSKA Moscow says Bryzgalov left because he’s hurt

Dec 31, 2012, 12:35 PM EDT

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According to CSKA Moscow, Ilya Bryzgalov has left the KHL club due to medical reasons and will return when he’s healthy. He has not left the club because the NHL lockout is ending or because he’s “worn out his welcome.”

Following is the Google translation of the statement on the team’s website:

Ilya Bryzgalov, who missed the game with the “Dynamo” (Moscow) because of an injury of the upper half of the body, went overseas. The main purpose of his visit – a consultation with the North American experts. We emphasize that the medical staff CSKA enjoyed the absolute confidence of the reason for the forced departure of goalkeeper is that he has turned to overseas doctors with the same injury before and was a successful therapy. We draw your attention to the fact that Ilya Bryzgalov is CSKA player and a “contract on Monday terminated” with it will not be, in spite of reports of this in the media. After the necessary remedial actions, the dates for which will be announced in the coming days, Ilya returns to location of the team and continue the successful performance of the army club.

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As usual, nothing is straightforward when it comes to Bryzgalov. We could easily be writing tomorrow that he left CSKA to go to clown college.

(h/t USA Today)

  1. nach0mancandysandwich - Dec 31, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    I just hope he didn’t kill a tiger. We all know the consequences if he did…(sliding my finger across my neck)

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Dec 31, 2012 at 1:25 PM

      “You dead, that’s it.”

  2. macjacmccoy - Dec 31, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    I dont think we have to worry about him killing a Tiger, banging one maybe but not killing one.

    • nach0mancandysandwich - Dec 31, 2012 at 1:07 PM

      Only white tiger’s, he’s got a thing for blondes.

  3. chrisvegas - Dec 31, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    I really hope the Flyers buy out his contract and get a real goalie.

  4. kingjoe1 - Dec 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Please ahave amnesty clause in new CBA so the Flyers can dump him. I’d rather have the Flyers eat Prongers salary while he builds model airplanes than have this guy be a millstone around their necks for the next 8 years.

  5. zetaone - Dec 31, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Man Philly fans are brutal on this guy lol. He had one bad year, does he get another chance or ? I mean.. he’s put up better numbers on worse teams. How come you guys aren’t that willing to run Andy Reid out of town?

    • zetaone - Dec 31, 2012 at 8:48 PM

      nevermind lol, I guess he got fired today :/

  6. id4joey - Jan 1, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Why should owners or fans put up with fat cats who fail to justify their their fat pay cheques? Sarcasm alert! Maybe the new CBA should contain a clause for players to return a portion of the salary if they produce below expectations. Better yet, why not pay players based on their performance year to year?

  7. bobc74 - Jan 1, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Maybe he was bitten by one of the “bears in the forest”

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