UPDATE: CSN's Tim Panaccio reports that Paul Holmgren says Bryz is playing tomorrow.
– Excuse me, I’m just searching for the panic button, which I don’t need yet, but might need tomorrow night at around the bedrunked hour –
Earlier, Ilya Bryzgalov left practice after only 15 or so minutes and was replaced by Michael Leighton. It caused a brief interwebtual panic, but wasn’t out of the ordinary– Bryz normally has a light practice schedule, and Leighton, a third-string call-up from the Phantoms, is here in case of emergency. Which is what the Flyers might now be facing…
This evening, the king of Flyers injuries, Howard Eskin, tweeted that Bryz is suffering from a hip injury and will be a game-time decision tomorrow night. That is not exactly surprising when you consider that Bryz was painfully slow going from post-to-post last night, something that could be the result of, say, a hip injury.
Paul Holmgren, of course, denied that Bryz was hurt. He told the Daily News’ Frank Seravalli that there was “no truth” to the report. But Homer lies, and with increasing frequency this time of year. So I wouldn’t go believing him, at all.
– Found it! Found the panic button! –
This all means that – cover your balls here, folks – Michael Leighton, The Big Bear, could be your goaltender tomorrow night (should Peter Laviolette choose him over Sergei Bobrovsky). Which is incredibly ironic, since Bryz only fears bears. This one isn’t in the forest… but it might be in his net.
– Holding the panic button –