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Flyers recall Jason Bacashihua from Phantoms

It was apparent during morning skate that Ilya Bryzgalov was absent from practice.

Afterwards it was announced that he had come down with the flu and was going to be out of commisshion for tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In the mean time, Jason Bacashihua will take his place on the roster.

Bacashihua (pronounced buh-KAH-shoo-wuh) will fill-in as Sergei Bobrovsky's back-up until Bryzgalov is able to return to action.

The 29-year old signed with the Flyers last summer as a free agent and has spent the year in Adirondack with the Phantoms.

During that time he has assembled a record of 7-6-1 with a 2.98 goals-against-average and a .902 save percentage.

He has appeared in 38 games in the NHL all with the St. Louis Blues (2005-07). In that time he went 7-17-4 with a 3.19 GAA.

In 10 years in the AHL, he has played 292 games, amassed a record of 129-125-22 with a 2.74 GAA and a .902 save percentage. 

Bascashihua won a Calder Cup in 2010 as a member of the Hershey Bears.

As of Thursday afternoon, there is no information as to what specfically Bryzgalov is ailing from besides a flu and there is no time-table for a return.

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