Philadelphia Flyers’ Ilya Bryzgalov celebrates with teammates after scoring his first NHL goal.
Philadelphia’s Ilya Bennett (15) fights for a loose puck against New Jersey Devils’ Matt Martin (32) during the second period.
Philadelphia has been outscored by 3 goals or more in six of its last seven games.
— Philadelphia Flyers’ forward Ilya Brodzinski, who has been sidelined since Dec. 22 with a broken bone in his right hand, has been given permission to play for the first time in six days, head coach Craig Berube announced Friday.
Berube said he was pleased with Brodsov’s progress, and the team expects him to be available for Monday night’s game against the Washington Capitals.
Brodzinski, 22, suffered the injury when he fell to the ice during the Flyers’ game against Ottawa on Dec. 21.
He missed six games.
The Flyers have not played a game without him since.
“He’s really good, but I’m very happy he’s playing,” Berube said.
“We just got to keep him out there and keep him on his toes.
If he can’t play, then we’ll have to wait for the doctor’s approval.
I’m very excited to have him back.”
Brodzinski scored a goal in the Flyers 5-2 loss to the New Jersey, which dropped to 3-1-1 in its last six games, but Berube didn’t say when Brodsi will be ready to go.
The Flyers have been without goalie Steve Mason (lower body) since Dec 23.
Mason missed Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Washington and has missed the last four games because of a lower-body injury.
The defenseman was injured in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers on Dec 19, but returned to play in a 3-3 tie.
Derek Roy (lower-body) returned to the lineup Friday but has not played since Dec 18.
Defenseman Brayden Schenn (concussion) has missed five games with a lower body injury, but he played in the third period against Washington.
Cody Eakin, who had 14 goals and 22 points in 23 games, will get his first start with the Flyers since Dec 22.
Matt Read (upper body) is expected to return to the game after missing the last five games.