April 18, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) celebrates winning against the Philadelphia Flyers with teammate Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Pascal Dupuis (9) after game four of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the at Wells Fargo Center. The Penguins defeated the Flyers, 10-3. The Flyers lead the series three games to one. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE
Unnamed NHL sources revealed yesterday that Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has been seen in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia recently. The speculation is that he's been giving helpful tips and suggestions to both Marc-André Fleury and Ilya Bryzgalov.
Further confusing matters was the Flyers' Sergei Bobrovsky, when he hinted to reporters late last night that he had not actually spoken with the Leafs' Gustavsson, although he felt certain that Gustavsson had coughed on him at some point.
Concerns began to arise when an anonymous gift of strange-smelling Hudson's Bay blankets were mysteriously delivered to the Flyers' dressing room shortly before the game.
Bobrovsky has been under examination from Flyers' medical staff since last night's game ended. He was overheard mumbling something about beach balls flying at him, but no more context was offered by the team's front office.
An investigation is expected to be forthcoming.
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