Ilya Bryzgalov was back on the ice Friday. That's the good news.



Now here's the bad: He still has discomfort.



The Flyers are hoping that Bryzgalov, who has a chip fracture in his right foot, can return next Tuesday against the Rangers.

"He was on the ice for a little bit today," general manager Paul Holmgren said on Comcast SportsNet during the opening of Xfinity Live! "I don't see there's any chance [of him] playing tomorrow. It's unlikely he'll play on Sunday. Our next game is Tuesday -- I would think we're kind of going to shoot for that game. But he's certainly coming along nicely, and I don't think it's any issue in terms of playoffs. He'll certainly be ready by then."



Though the Flyers badly want to clinch the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, they don't want it at the expense of further injuring Bryzgalov and jeopardizing a playoff run.



"We'll err on the side of caution," said one source.



Bryzgalov pretty much said he won't play until he is 100 percent.