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03-27-2012, 05:49 PM
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"We’re hoping he will be back on the ice Friday and play this weekend," general manager Paul Holmgren said. "It’s just a little bit of pain management for Ilya. He feels a little better today. He’s going to come in tomorrow and work out and get treatment, and hopefully practice on Friday."
The injury happened in warm-ups on Monday, when Bryzgalov blocked a shot taken by teammate Jakub Voracek. Despite that, there was never a plan for Bryzgalov to sit out for the game against the Lightning.

"He wanted to play," Holmgren said. "We had an X-ray after warm-ups with his skate on and nothing showed. An X-ray after the game didn’t show. And an MRI (taken Tuesday) showed a small little chip in there. So we’re dealing with it. We’ll see how the next couple of days go. Nobody is really concerned about this."
Defenseman Kimmo Timonen joins Bryzgalov on the Flyers' injured list, as well. The veteran defenseman is listed as day to day with an upper-body injury.

"Kimmo is on a maintenance thing," Holmgren said, "and part of the plan is to take this day off."

Less than 24-hours after suffering a 5-3 defeat at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced an injury update on several players, one of which involving goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.

"An MRI revealed a chip fracture in his right foot. He will be unavailable for Thursday’s game and is day-to-day."

"We don’t think this is a serious injury," added Holmgren. "We’re hoping that he’ll be back on the ice practicing with the idea that he can play on the weekend. It’s just going to be a little bit of pain management for Ilya."

Holmgren also added that x-rays were taken of the foot following warm-ups of the Flyers-Lightning game on Monday, where he believes he sustained the injury after taking a shot from forward Jakub Voracek from a side angle that hit an exposed part of his skate.

The x-ray did not reveal the chip and Bryzgalov played the full game.

Said Holmgren: "Ilya wants to play, he feels like he’ll be OK, but we’ll just see how it goes. I think we’ll have a better grasp on how he is tomorrow. He’s going to get some treatment here tonight and again come in tomorrow and work out and get treatment done... Nobody’s really concerned. The doctors are not concerned, Jimmy McCrossin’s not too concerned. He’s a little sore right now."

As a result, Bryzgalov will not make the trip up to Toronto on Wednesday, leaving the Flyers to recall goaltender Jason Bacashihua from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, who will back up goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on Thursday at the Air Canada Centre.
In addition to Bryzgalov, Kimmo Timonen will also stay back and not travel to Toronto.

“Kimmo’s not going to play on Thursday," said Holmgren. "This is kind of a maintenance thing we had planned. Tonight we’ll recall Marc-Andre Bourdon, and then we’ll see where Lilja is. He could possibly play on Thursday but we’re not sure. So we’ll have seven defensemen there, and if Lilja can play, we’ll probably make a decision on loaning Erik back or Marc-Andre.”

Timonen, who had appeared in the last seven games for the Flyers, recording two goals and five points, is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

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