Oilers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov out until Thursday ... or Christmas

Oilers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov could miss a few days, or a few weeks. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

Oilers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov could miss a few days, or a few weeks. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:29 PM ET

EDMONTON - Ilya Bryzgalov could be back by Thursday, or he could be out till Christmas.

The Edmonton Oilers are hoping and expecting their injured netminder will only be out a few days, but admit there’s no such thing as a time line when you’re dealing with concussion symptoms.

The area is so grey they’re not even sure he actually has one - it could be whiplash - but they’re taking the precautionary route.

“It might be two days, it might be two years, take your pick,” said head coach Dallas Eakins, who watched Bryzgalov go down in the second period in Dallas. “He took a wicked blow when (Ryan) Garbutt was driving the net. It’s something that unfortunately happens when guys are trying to score goals."


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