Oilers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov suffers upper-body injury

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Edmonton, AB, Canada (4E Sports) – Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov sustained an upper-body injury in the second period of their 3-2 shootout win over the Dallas Stars Sunday.

Bryzgalov was pulled out late in the second period after he collided with Stars forward Ryan Garbutt. He was replaced by Devan Dubnyk.

Bryzgalov, who was starting his third straight game in net for the Oilers, stopped 28 of 29 shots in 36:19. The lone goal was scored by Garbutt, a shorthanded goal, at 11:37 of the second period.

After colliding with Garbutt, Bryzgalov held his head while being attended to by the Oilers’ medical staff.

“He’s got an upper-body injury that we’re going to have to reassess in the morning. I’ve been upfront with you guys (the media),” Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said.

“I’m not being upfront now. I’ve got to keep this under wraps until we check him out a little further,” Eakins added.

Bryzgalov entered Sunday with a 2.24 goals-against average and .928 save percentage in three appearances.

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