Not only is former Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov heading to the ECHL to play with the Las Vegas Wranglers he's doing so on a professional tryout.

It was shocking enough on Wednesday night when word surfaced that Bryzgalov was close to a deal with the Wranglers after failing all summer long to get a job elsewhere. But the fact that he's not going to Vegas on a guaranteed deal? Well that's something beyond shocking whatever that might be.

The new comes via Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press who also reports that Bryzgalov has passed a physical..

How far the mighty have fallen goodness me. Granted there is absolutely no reason to expect that Bryzgalov won't get a contract with Las Vegas. If for nothing more than simply selling tickets Bryzgalov should have no problem making the team. Playing wise he should be more than fine as well. He struggled at the NHL level sure but we're talking two steps below the NHL in the ECHL here. A guy who was making nearly $6 million last season has more than enough skill to succeed there.