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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 has returned to his home after initially accepting the assignment to play for AHL Norfolk.
The Ducks attempted to find a new home for Bryzgalov, but as reported on Thursday, he was ultimately placed on unconditional waivers. "At the beginning of the NHL season, I spent all of my time with my wife and my children," Bryzgalov said. "I drove my son and daughter to their practices and games and enjoyed life. I had no plans to return to the NHL this season until the Ducks reached out to my agent, Ritch Winter. I agreed to return because of my respect for the Ducks organization, the quality of the team they had assembled and my long relationship with Bob Murray and the team. Given the way things have worked out, I have decided to return home to be with my wife and children, who did not move with me to Anaheim. It's not the way I had hoped things would work out. But when you can return to a family you love, could life be any better?" Bryzgalov had a 1-4-1 record, .847 save percentage and a 4.19 GAA. Feb 27 - 10:39 AM

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Ilya Bryzgalov has been placed on unconditional waivers.

This will terminate his contract with the Ducks. In eight games with Anaheim, he posted a 1-4-1 record with an .847 save percentage and a 4.19 goals-against average.
Feb 26 - 12:28 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov will play for AHL Norfolk.

Bryzgalov already cleared waivers, but it wasn't immediately clear if he would accept an assignment to the minors. His most likely alternative was to simply bring an end to his 2014-15 campaign. He has a 4.19 GAA and .847 save percentage in eight games with Anaheim this season.
Feb 24 - 2:09 PM

It's not clear if Ilya Bryzgalov will report to AHL Norfolk.

The Anaheim Ducks have moved on after Bryzgalov cleared waivers on Monday by summoning Jason LaBarbera to serve as the team's backup goalie. Bryzgalov might decide to play in the minors, but it seems more likely that he'll simply choose to part ways with the Ducks' organization. He'll turn 35 in June and given how his career has gone over the last few years, it's entirely possible that we've already seen him play in his last NHL game.
Feb 24 - 9:41 AM

Ilya Bryzgalov is no longer listed on the Ducks' active roster.

Bryzgalov successfully cleared waivers on Monday. Anaheim's short-term plans weren't immediately clear, but the Ducks have called up Jason LaBarbera, so it seems fair to believe that Bryzgalov has been sent to the minors even if it that hasn't been explicitly stated yet. The bigger question is if Bryzgalov will report for duty or if he'll choose to part ways with the Ducks' organization.
Feb 23 - 12:56 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov successfully clears waivers.

Bryzgalov has a 4.19 GAA and .847 save percentage in eight contests this season. Given that, it's not surprising that no one wanted to take what's left of his one-year, $2,880,000 contract. It's not clear where the Ducks will go from here, but the plan is probably to have Frederik Andersen and John Gibson compete for playing time once Andersen is healthy.
Feb 23 - 12:38 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have placed Ilya Bryzgalov on waivers.

The 34-year-old has 1-4-1 record with a 4.19 goals-against-average and a .847 save percentage. Don't expect anyone to put in a claim on him.
Feb 22 - 12:40 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov allowed three goals on eight shots before he was sent to the showers by the Panthers in a 6-2 loss Tuesday night.

Bryzgalov lasted just over 25 minutes before he was removed in favor of John Gibson in the second period of the contest. Gibson allowed three goals of his own on just 18 shots in his 34 minutes of action. Frederik Andersen's return can't come soon enough for Anaheim.
Feb 10 - 11:24 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

Frederik Andersen is on the injured reserve list with a suspected head or neck injury, which means that Bryzgalov is temporarily battling for ice time with John Gibson. Gibson has a ton of upside, although he has been slowed by injuries this season. We wouldn't be surprised if Gibson ends up getting more ice time than Bryzgalov during Andersen's absence. That said, a strong start tonight could go a long way for Bryzgalov.
Feb 10 - 12:00 PM

Ducks goalie Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 32 shots in regulation and overtime before he and his Anaheim mates fell 3-2 in a shootout against the Capitals in Washington Friday night.

Bryzgalov was starting in place of Frederik Anderson, who made 44 saves in the Ducks' 5-2 victory over the Predators in Nashville Thursday. Bryzgalov's record this season is 1-3 and his goals-against average is an unimpressive 4.05. He has a save percentage of only .858. In other words, stay away from Bryzgalov in fantasy play.
Feb 6 - 10:22 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov will be between the pipes for Anaheim on Friday against Washington.

The decision isn't surprising after Frederik Andersen had a busy night in Thursday's 5-2 win over Nashville. He stopped 44 shots in the match to post his 29th win of the year. Bryzgalov has struggled in five outings with the Ducks this season.
Feb 6 - 5:03 PM

Although Ilya Bryzgalov struggles continued against San Jose on Thursday, he's expected to get more work with the Ducks.

Recalling John Gibson would be the alternative, but his playing time has been limited this season due to illness and injury, so he's expected to stay in the minors so he can continue to get regular work. Meanwhile, the Ducks will face a hectic schedule in February. "Starting next Wednesday, we've got so many games," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We're not going to run with Freddie the whole time. Bryz is going to get an opportunity again." Bryzgalov allowed six goals on 25 shots before he was replaced by Frederik Andersen halfway through Thursday's game. That gives Bryzgalov a 4.68 GAA and .832 save percentage in five contests.
Jan 30 - 10:27 AM

Ilya Bryzgalov allowed six goals on 25 shots in 36 minutes to San Jose in Anaheim's 6-3 loss on Thursday night.

After Andrew Cogliano opened the scoring, the Sharks would go on to score six straight goals over a 27-minute span. Not that Bryz got much help defensively, but many of the goals were legitimately soft. Bryz was eventually pulled in favor of Frederik Andersen to stop the bleeding late in the second period. He's now 1-3-0 through five games and has allowed 18 goals this season.
Jan 30 - 2:52 AM

Ilya Bryzgalov is probable to start for the Ducks Thursday against San Jose.

He was the first goalie off the ice and the Ducks play again Friday versus Chicago, so Frederik Andersen will probably play that contest. Bryzgalov made 14 saves in a 5-1 win over New Jersey on Jan. 16 in his last outing.
Jan 29 - 3:17 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov barely had to break a sweat as he made 15 saves on way to a 5-1 win over New Jersey on Friday night.

While the Devils put forth nine shots in the third period, the single shot they put forth in the second period was much more indicative of their effort as Anaheim took care of business across all three zones. This was Bryz's first win as a Duck since November of 2007, and improves his current record to 1-2-0 with a dozen goals against in four games.
Jan 17 - 12:59 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
5Chris Wagner
6Michael Sgarbossa
7Stefan Noesen
LW1Matt Beleskey
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Maroon
4Tomas Fleischmann
5Jiri Sekac
6Max Friberg
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Kyle Palmieri
4Emerson Etem
5Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Sami Vatanen
3Francois Beauchemin
4Hampus Lindholm
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7James Wisniewski
8Mark Fistric
9Korbinian Holzer
10Josh Manson
11Jaycob Megna
12Brandon Montour
13Andrew O'Brien
14Shea Theodore
G1Frederik Andersen
2John Gibson
3Jason LaBarbera
4Ryan Faragher