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Ilya Bryzgalov | Goalie

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/22/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 209
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Ilya Bryzgalov is expected to make his first start with Anaheim this week.
It probably won't come on Tuesday, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him play in one of the Ducks' back-to-back games on Thursday and Friday. Bryzgalov is in his second stint with Anaheim after being drafted by the Ducks in 2000 and going on to play in 69 NHL games with them before seeing his career take off with the then Phoenix Coyotes. Dec 16 - 10:04 AM

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Ilya Bryzgalov has completed his AHL conditioning stint.

Bryzgalov had a 2.53 GAA and .915 save percentage in two AHL contests. Now that he's gotten an opportunity to shake off the rust, he will serve as Frederik Andersen's understudy. The Ducks waived Jason LaBarbera in preparation for this move.
Dec 15 - 12:42 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov played for the second night in a row and stopped 22 shots in a 4-3 win over Springfield on Saturday in AHL action.

No word on whether or not the Simpsons were in attendance at the game. Bryzgalov is on a conditioning stint and is now 1-1 with the Admirals after a 3-1 loss on Friday. He should be recalled by Anaheim shortly and then the Ducks will have to decide what to do with backup Jason LaBarbera.
Dec 14 - 5:45 AM

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 32 shots in Norfolk's 3-1 loss on Friday.

Bryzgalov is on a conditioning stint in the minors as he attempts to play once again in the NHL. It was a nice performance by the netminder as the Admirals gave up an empty net goal to make it a two goal game.
Dec 13 - 6:23 AM

Ilya Bryzgalov is projected to play for AHL Norfolk on Friday.

It will be Bryzgalov's first start of his conditioning stint. He's trying to shake off the rust so that he can join the Ducks and serve as their backup goaltender.
Dec 12 - 9:41 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have signed Ilya Bryzgalov to a one-year contract.

Bryzgalov won't be making his debut with Anaheim in the immediate future though as they've assigned him to the AHL on a conditioning stint. Once Bryzgalov has shaken off the rust, he'll serve as Frederik Andersen's understudy. That might not prove to be a glamorous role, but Bryzgalov is a talented, if inconsistent, goaltender. He's at the very least worth keeping a close eye on.
Dec 9 - 2:13 PM

Look for the Anaheim Ducks to sign Ilya Bryzgalov to a contract in the upcoming week.

That's the rumor out of Anaheim where Frederik Andersen is starting, Jason LaBarbera is his backup and John Gibson is out with a groin injury. The Ducks have little faith in LaBarbera as a backup as Andersen has started the last 14 games in a row and apparently the team wants Gibson to play a lot when he returns so he will likely get the chance to do so in the AHL. Hence, with Bryzgalov getting ready in Anaheim and the team returning from a road trip after Wednesday's game, look for the signing to occur then. Bryzgalov will be worth owning in deep leagues as a handcuff to Andersen.
Dec 7 - 3:55 AM

Ilya Bryzgalov is working out and awaiting for the Ducks to return from their road trip.

Anaheim will finish its road trip on Wednesday. Bryzgalov will be able to start practicing with the team once they're back. He agreed to a tryout contract and once he gets up to speed, they might ink him to a one-year deal.
Dec 5 - 9:58 AM

Ilya Bryzgalov has joined the Anaheim Ducks on a tryout basis.

Bryzgalov will practice with the team in the hopes of securing a contract. He had a 2.68 GAA and .909 save percentage in 32 games in 2014-15. He's become known as much for his off-ice antics, including his interesting interviews, as he is for his work between the pipes. However, the Ducks know what they're getting into as they drafted him in 2000 and he remained with the organization until 2007.
Dec 3 - 12:06 PM

Former NHL goalie Grant Fuhr was less than kind to UFA netminder Ilya Bryzgalov.

Fuhr was interviewed last week by The Canadian Press and had this to say about the enigmatic Bryzgalov. "He's the most talented goalie you'll ever see. I hate to see a guy waste that talent, where he alienates his teammates and ends up with no job. He should easily be a No. 1 goalie." Well, there's no worries wondering where Fuhr sits on the subject of Ilya Bryzgalov.
Nov 3 - 8:29 AM

The Avalanche have no interest in bringing in Ilya Bryzgalov, according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox.

Cox reported that Bryzgalov’s camp contacted Colorado, but the team declined. The Avs are using Calvin Pickard, their third-string netminder, with Semyon Varlamov on the injured reserve with a groin injury and Reto Berra dealing with a neck injury. Neither goalie figures to be out long-term.
Oct 18 - 9:31 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov has been released from his professional tryout by the Wild.

However, Minnesota hasn't closed the door completely on working something out with the veteran keeper. GM Chuck Fletcher is expected to talk to his agent, Ritch Winter, about a two-way contract or an AHL deal.
Oct 6 - 4:46 PM

From the comments of Ilya Bryzgalov on Friday it does not appear he believes he is in Minnesota's plans for this season.

Bryzgalov did not work out much this past summer and seemed to be fatigued after scrimmages on Friday. After practice on Friday Bryzgalov had the following to say: "I was just enjoying my life (this summer). I just came here to help the team through the camp.‘’ Wild coach Mike Yeo also stated that Bryzgalov would have to regain his form quickly. That is not encouraging for those counting on the veteran netminder to play a significant role in Minny this season.
Sep 20 - 1:42 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov has accepted a professional tryout with the Minnesota Wild and he will be at camp.

He expressed his wish to return to the Wild during the summer and it looks like he will get his chance following the news that Josh Harding is out indefinitely due to a fractured foot. Bryzgalov played well for the Wild down the stretch last year, while posting a 7-1-3 record to go with a .911 save percentage and a 2.12 GAA.
Sep 17 - 6:32 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov would like to return to the Minnesota Wild, according to his agent.

"Ilya would very much like to return to the Wild and further the success the team had down the stretch last year," Ritch Winter said. "It was one of the most satisfying experiences he has had in his career. Ilya loved his teammates in Minnesota, loved the city and loved and appreciated the support he received from the coaching staff and Wild fans. He would love to be a part of helping this team to enjoy the success they had together last year." The problem for the Wild is that their crease is already crowded and the club is preparing to the start the year with three goalies on the roster. Josh Harding and Niklas Backstrom are expected to return from their respective ailments, while RFA Darcy Kuemper is slated to join them once he gets signed. There probably isn't any room for Minnesota to bring in Bryzgalov too, even though he's willing to accommodate the move the best that he can.
Aug 21 - 3:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
LW1Patrick Maroon
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Emerson Etem
4Dany Heatley
5Matt Beleskey
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Rene Bourque
4Kyle Palmieri
5Devante Smith-Pelly
6Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Ben Lovejoy
5Sami Vatanen
6Eric Brewer
7Colby Robak
8Clayton Stoner
9Mark Fistric
10Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2Ilya Bryzgalov