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Surgery list finally revealed

After what seemed like an interminable wait, Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren finally released the list of players who will require/already underwent offseason surgeries: Wayne Simmonds – Had surgery to repair broken left index finger. Recovery time is 4-to-6 weeks. Matt Carle – Had surgery to repair torn stomach muscle. Recovery time is 4-to-6 weeks. Claude Giroux – Had surgery on his right wrist to repair torn cartilage and surgery on his left wrist to remove bone spurs. Recovery time is six weeks. Kimmo Timonen – Will have surgery next week to remove a disc fragment from his lower back. …

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Good News/Bad News

First, the good news… Ilya Bryzgalov was rightfully honored for the tear he’d been on for the last month,   named this morning as the National Hockey League’s First Star for the month of March. Bryzgalov enjoyed the finest span in his brief Philly tenure, going 10-2-1 with a 1.43 goals-against average, .947 save percentage and a league-best four shutouts. The 31-year-old Russian won seven consecutive starts to begin March, and posted his four whitewashes in a five-start span in the middle portion of the month. In the process, Bryzgalov set a new franchise record for scoreless play at 249 minutes, …

Los Angeles Kings v Philadelphia Flyers

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 …

Buffalo Sabres v Boston Bruins

Bruins regain form, top Flyers in shootout

It’s fitting that two teams near the top of the Eastern Conference standings who have struggled mightily in afternoon starts couldn’t resolve their differences in 65 minutes of actual play. So it was the Boston Bruins who emerged victorious on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden by a 3-2 count, though not due to the luck of the Irish. Rather, it had to do with Ilya Bryzgalov returning to his catatonic act in the shootout, failing to stop any of the three Bruins shooters. Tim Thomas only came up one save better, denying Danny Briere at the right post to end …

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Van Riemsdyk out until end of regular season with broken foot

The season in the wilderness for 22-year-old James van Riemsdyk hit yet another snag last night, when he was diagnosed with a broken bone in his left foot after blocking a shot from Milan Jurcina late in the first period of a 6-3 win over the Islanders last night. On Friday, the third-year forward was further evaluated, and while a timetable has been set, the news was not good. “James will have surgery on Mar. 6 to repair a broken bone in his left foot. Dr. Steven Raikin will put a plate in to help with the healing process. James …

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