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Holmgren talks Bryz and chips

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers Q: Where on the foot is the chip fracture? “You know what, I’m not sure.” Q: Do you think it would matter where the injury is as far as when you look at the prognosis? “Right now, Ilya wasn’t going to play on Thursday anyway.  So we’re going to just leave him back and continue to get his treatment.  We don’t think this is a serious injury.  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 …

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Bryzgalov suffered chip fracture

As if the soap opera that defines this season couldn’t find any more ways to twist the plot and keep us on edge, now we have this: Starting goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov is hurt. Paul Holmgren with the matter-of-fact revelation… “An MRI revealed a chip fracture in his right foot. He will be unavailable for Thursday’s game and is day-to-day.” Prior to the game, it was widely reported, that Bryzgalov took a shot to his right skate. The Flyers suffered a bizarre 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay at home on Monday, with Bryzgalov allowing four goals on 14 shots — though …

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This Week in Flyers History 3/25-3/31

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Flyers History, which seeks to fill in the gaps in fans’ collective memories and to give them a hand up when their friends question their hockey knowledge. March 25, 1996 Flyers 3, Whalers 0 — Ron Hextall turns in a shutout with 21 saves and Eric Lindros reaches 100 points for the first and only time in his career with a goal and assist in the Spectrum victory. March 26, 1975 Flyers 6, Golden Seals 2 — Reggie Leach collects his third career hat trick in a victory at Oakland. March 26, …

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BC’s Gaudreau a “hometown boy does good” story not destined for Philly

If ever there was a player destined to suit up for the Philadelphia Flyers, it’s Boston College freshman forward Johnny Gaudreau. The first-year sensation was born in Carneys Point, New Jersey – and for now is the second most famous name to come from the Salem County town nestled on the Delaware River – on a day of incredible luck for his hometown Philadelphia Phillies. On August 13, 1993, the Phils were on the verge of completing one of the most surprising regular seasons in franchise history, rolling out to a 73-42 record and leading the NL East by a …

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Meszaros facing back surgery

As if we thought Sunday’s OT win was some kind of all clear for the stretch run, we have this: Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros will have to undergo surgery to remove a small disc fragment in his lower back. Paul Holmgren made the announcement on Monday afternoon, adding that the procedure will be performed by Dr. Alex Vaccaro at Thomas Jefferson Hospital on Wednesday. Meszaros has missed Philadelphia’s last nine games due to the injury. Up until his last appearance, on March 1, the rangy blueliner totaled seven goals and 18 assists in 62 contests this season. The 26-year-old is …