Yet again, Ilya Bryzgalov has opened up to the Russian media. In an interview with Sovetsky Sport's Pavel Lysenkov, brought to a North American audience via a translation at Puck Daddy, Bryzgalov says that he'll play in Russia in the event of an NHL lockout this fall.

He didn't do that in 2004-05 and regrets the decision, calling himself "naive" for believing that the NHL and the NHLPA would agree to a deal on a new CBA before forcing the cancellation of the entire season.