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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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Point/Counterpoint: On Chris Pronger’s “Knee Virus” and the Flyers’ Keeping Mum on Injuries

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Kim P. and Craig F. square off over the Flyers’ public communication regarding team injuries. Point: Kim P. Towards the end of last November, the Flyers reported that captain and best defenseman Chris Pronger was battling a virus. It wasn’t a big deal, he just needed some R&R, and he’d be fine. Except he wasn’t fine. The team announced on November 28th that Pronger was to undergo knee surgery and …

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This Week in Flyers History 3/11-3/17

Welcome to another weekly edition 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 11, 1976 Flyers 6, Sabres 1 — Bobby Clarke picks up his 100th point of the season — for the third and last time in his career — during this Spectrum rout of Buffalo. He finished the game with two helpers. March 11, 1979 Flyers 6, Kings 3 — Marcel Dionne nets his 50th goal and the hosts tally three times in the …

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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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Around the Net for 2.28.12

Welcome to Around the Net, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers on and off the ice. This week we look at the NHL trading deadline which passed yesterday, and the deals (or lack thereof) that went down. No news is good news for JVR: The NHL trading deadline came and went and the Flyers stood pat on the day in question — but that means little as Paul Holmgren was active in the week leading up to the final day of dealing. The Pavel Kubina and Nick Grossman deals were all the tinkering the Flyers’ front office felt they needed. …