Ilya Bryzgalov RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bryzgalov likely to start Game 1 for Wild

    NHL.com "Ilya Bryzgalov reportedly is the likely starter in goal for the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of his team's Western Conference Second Round series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday at United Center (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, RDS, TSN). Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported..." May 02

  • Ilya Bryzgalov calls time with Oilers ‘a great opportunity’

    Edmonton Sun "Ilya Bryzgalov’s tenure with the Edmonton Oilers has come to an end. On Tuesday, a day before the NHL trade deadline, the Oilers sent the Russian goaltender to the Minnesota Wild for a fourth-round pick in order to make room for Viktor Fasth, acquired from the Anaheim Ducks earlier in the..." March 05

  • Ilya Bryzgalov traded to Wild for pick; Oilers targeting Viktor Fasth

    CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Wild were clearly in the market for a goaltender and on Tuesday they got one, just not one of the goalies people were expecting. Ilya Bryzgalov is headed to Minnesota. The Edmonton Oilers sent Bryzgalov to the Wild in exchange for Minnesota's fourth-round pick, a pick that was..." March 04

  • Frustration gets to Bryzgalov two games in a row

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins figures that over the course of an NHL season, it’s quite all right for a goaltender to unleash his frustration on a couple of occasions. But twice in two games? Such is life in the world of Ilya Bryzgalov, whose reputation as a flawed teammate..." January 02

  • Bryzgalov tapped for Philadelphia reunion

    Pro Hockey Talk "He hasn’t exactly stunned the hockey world with his recent play, but Ilya Bryzgalov has managed to re-establish himself in Edmonton after two roller coaster years with Philadelphia. That’s been overshadowed by the Oilers’ overall struggles, but he’ll be the center of attention on Saturday as..." December 28

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    Sam Carchidi @BroadStBull

    In the 1-minute plus video, Bryz says very little about what it means to face #Flyers on Sat. Calls it "just another game."

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Coach Eakins announces Bryzgalov gets the start again vs. #LAKings. Hemsky also back in, will play with Gordon and Smyth. Joensuu out.

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    Dan Tencer @dantencer

    Oilers confirm that Ilya Bryzgalov has been activated from Injured Reserve.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Oilers coach Dallas Eakins, in his pre-game avail at hotel, says Bryzgalov return is "close." needs to clear one more hurdle. Day to day

  • Oilers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in recovery mode after hit on the head

    Edmonton Journal "Dallas Stars’ winger Ryan Garbutt bowled over Edmonton Oilers’ goalie Ilya Bryzgalov a week ago, knocking him out with a concussion, but Bryzgalov has been hit much harder. “When I was 12 years old, I got hit by a motorcycle when I got off a bus. I was crossing the street,” said the..." December 09

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    "Every day it's getting better and better, so hopefully soon... I'm pretty happy to be playing again." - Bryzgalov on possible return

  • Oilers place Bryzgalov on IR, swap AHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "After Tuesday’s aggravating 6-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Edmonton Oilers tweaked their lineup on Wednesday. Ilya Bryzgalov was placed on the IR with his concussion-or-whiplash issues, making room for some swaps between the big club and the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons. Recalled:..." December 05

  • Oilers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov out until Thursday ... or Christmas

    Edmonton Sun "Ilya Bryzgalov could be back by Thursday, or he could be out till Christmas. The Edmonton Oilers are hoping and expecting their injured netminder will only be out a few days, but admit there’s no such thing as a time line when you’re dealing with concussion symptoms. The area is so grey..." December 04

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Extent of Bryzgalov's upper-body injury still TBD, says Coach Eakins. Gordon and Larsen also remain questionable for Tues vs. Phoenix.

  • Oilers' Bryzgalov leaves game with injury

    NHL.com "Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov had to leave the game against the Dallas Stars on Sunday late in the second period after a collision with Stars forward Ryan Garbutt. Bryzgalov, who was starting his third straight game in net for the Oilers, stopped 28 of 29 shots in 36:19. The lone..." December 01

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Bryzgalov gets the start in net again tonight vs. Dallas. "I think it's important to get Bryz into another game." - Coach Eakins

  • Oilers starting netminder Ilya Bryzgalov gets top marks from Dallas Eakins in shutout

    Edmonton Sun "Ilya Bryzgalov is letting his game do the talking. The Edmonton Oilers goaltender was solid in his first start for the club, making 33 saves in a 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday. It was the 31st shutout of his NHL career. “It’s great to have a shutout,” Bryzgalov said. “A..." November 29

  • Bryzgalov happy for the opportunity to play the game

    Edmonton Sun "Ilya Bryzgalov isn’t here to steal the starter’s job or earn a big new contract for next year. He wants something much more valuable out of his resurrection in Edmonton: to play goal. Funny how a little time away from the game, and the realization he might never play in the NHL again,..." November 28

  • Bryzgalov gets first Oilers start on Thursday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ilya Bryzgalov’s Oilers debut was inauspicious, but he’ll quickly have the chance to put it behind him. Bryzgalov, who came on in relief Monday night in an eventual 5-1 loss to Chicago, will get his first start on Thursday when the Oilers take on the Preds in Nashville. “It wasn’t the best..." November 27

  • Ilya Bryzgalov out to prove he’s ‘good enough’

    Edmonton Journal "During the HBO 24/7 television series detailing the lead-up to the Winter Classic two seasons ago, then-Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov expounded on the solar system, which produced a galaxy of laughs. But in his new National Hockey League chapter here in Edmonton, nobody’s expecting..." November 19

  • Ilya Bryzgalov joins Edmonton Oilers for practice

    Edmonton Journal "Ilya Bryzgalov enjoyed spending five months with his family, away from the rigours of pro hockey, but he checked into Edmonton on Monday hoping to prove he belongs in the NHL. The 33-year-old Russian netminder was signed to a one-year, $2-million contract by Edmonton earlier this month, after..." November 19

  • Bryzgalov to practice with Oilers on Monday

    TSN.ca "Ilya Bryzgalov seems to finally be ready to return to the National Hockey League. According to TSN's Ryan Rishaug, the Russian netminder is likely to practice with the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons' 4-1 victory over the..." November 17

  • Ilya Bryzgalov gives up five goals in first AHL start

    CBSSports.com "Before Ilya Bryzgalov joins the Edmonton Oilers, the team wanted him to get some reps with their AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City. The Russian netminder, who signed a one-year, $2.26 million deal last week, made his debut with the OKC Barons Friday night and it didn't go particularly..." November 16

  • Ilya Bryzgalov on time with Flyers: 'I will write the book'

    CBSSports.com "When it comes to characters in hockey, there aren't many more colorful than goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. From his early days with the Ducks to his well-chronicled and rocky time in Philadelphia, he has always been great for a quote or two. He was definitely the star of the HBO 24/7 series two years..." November 10

  • Oilers, goalie Bryzgalov agree to one-year deal

    Sportsnet.ca "The Edmonton Oilers have reached a verbal agreement with former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov on a one-year deal, the team announced Friday night. The Oilers agreement with Bryzgalov comes on the heels of a trade with the Flames, in which defenceman Ladislav Smid and goaltending..." November 08

  • Bryzgalov close to signing with Las Vegas of ECHL

    TSN.ca "Former Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov appears to be Vegas bound. According to reports the 33-year-old Bryzgalov is close to signing with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL. Bryzgalov was bought out by the Flyers last season after posting a .900 save percentage and 2.79 goals..." October 03

  • Ilya Bryzgalov joining ECHL Las Vegas on training camp tryout

    CBSSports.com "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..." October 03

  • Ilya Bryzgalov close to signing deal with ECHL Las Vegas

    CBSSports.com "Since the Philadelphia Flyers used an amnesty buyout on goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov he's been unable to find a job anywhere to play goal or at least any job that he wanted. That's reportedly about to change. According to TSN's Darren Dreger as well as Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press..." October 02

  • Report: Penguins have ‘interest’ in Bryzgalov

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins might just take a bad situation – Tomas Vokoun being out with a scary blood clot – and make it about as entertaining as possible. The team is reportedly interested in Ilya Bryzgalov Lisa Hillary reports. (It seems prudent to put reportedly in bold in this case because..." September 30

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    Dmitry Chesnokov @dchesnokov

    #KHL CSKA GM Sergei Fedorov says the door is open at his club for Ilya Bryzgalov who is still looking for a team.

  • Report: Bryzgalov has offer from KHL expansion club

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ilya Bryzgalov reportedly has an offer to play for Admiral Vlaidvostok of the Kontinental Hockey League according to Russian news outlet Sport Express. Based on a Google translation of the piece Admiral’s president — longtime NHLer Alex Mogilny — says the ex-Flyers netminder has been invited to..." July 26

  • Flyers Buy Out Ilya Bryzgalov

    NHL.com "First it was Danny Briere, now it’s Ilya Bryzgalov. The Flyers used the second of their two compliance buyout options today, parting ways with Bryzgalov after just two seasons. “I met with Ilya this morning and informed him that we are going to exercise a compliance buy out of his contract,”..." June 25

  • Agent: Flyers say Bryzgalov is staying

    Philly.com "The Flyers already have decided to use one of their upcoming compliance buyouts on Danny Briere, as has been speculated for months. But they are less certain about using their second buyout on goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, who would be due $23 million over the next 14 years to not play for the..." June 19

  • Flyers will buy out Ilya Bryzgalov and Danny Briere

    Philly.com "Many believe Streit's agreement spells the official end to the tenures of Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov. TSN's Bob McKenzie reported yesterday that both Briere and Bryzgalov will be bought out via the new compliance "amnesty" clause in the collective bargaining agreement. Players may be..." June 18

  • Flyers consider buyout for Bryzgalov

    CSN Philly "The ice on which Ilya Bryzgalov has been standing in goal for the Flyers has developed some cracks. Despite a solid endorsement from club chairman Ed Snider in late March, followed by a more tepid one in May, the Flyers have begun an internal discussion on whether to add Bryzgalov to the two..." June 15

  • Flyers' Ilya Bryzgalov piles more trash on Philly

    Delaware County Times "The offseason has not been kind to Ilya Bryzgalov. On the other hand, Ilya Bryzgalov has not been kind to Philadelphia. The Flyers goaltender — continuing his end-of-the-season, self-promotion tour through Russia — spoke to another media outlet. Last month, Bryzgalov cried to a Russian..." May 18

  • Bryzgalov causes a stir in Russian interview

    Philly.com "Was something lost in translation, or is Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov feeling lost in the woods again? Bryzgalov gave a lengthy interview to the Russian sports site Championat, and it was translated on the Deadspin website Wednesday. It should be noted that in the past, Bryzgalov has claimed..." May 16

  • One parting shot from Bryzgalov

    PhillyBurbs.com "He was supposed to bring back the glory days of Flyer goaltending, perhaps a glimpse of Bernie Parent or a snapshot of Ron Hextall. At the very least, Ilya Bryzgalov was supposed to live up to a nine-year, $51 million contract he signed shortly after Flyers owner Ed Snider made it known in May..." May 04

  • Steve Mason ready to challenge Ilya Bryzgalov in Flyers camp

    Philly.com "Ilya Bryzgalov, the wannabe cosmonaut who enjoys critiquing journalists in his spare time, cannot be blamed for the Flyers' failure to make the playoffs this season. The quirky Russian goalie was good, not great, and his overall numbers - a pedestrian 2.79 goals-against average and career-worst..." May 02

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    Slava Malamud @SlavaMalamud

    Bobrovsky declined to go to the Worlds, where he'd be Bryzgalov's backup. Semyon Varlamov will go instead #CBJ #Flyers #Avs

  • With season over, Bryzgalov goes out swinging

    CSN Philly "If that was the end for him in Philadelphia, it was a lot like the beginning and the middle – entertaining and strange. On Sunday, the day after the Flyers finished a lockout-shortened season that resulted in them missing the playoffs for just the second time in the last 18 years, the players..." April 29

  • Amnesty roulette: Briere or Bryz?

    Philly.com "WITH THE HEAD coach apparently returning for at least the start of next hockey season, and the general manager likely to survive the Flyers season that wasn't, this star-crossed team seems poised for yet another franchise-shifting decision. And wouldn't you know it, it revolves around a..." April 20

  • Angry Bryzgalov refutes reports, blasts media

    CSN Philly "Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov doesn’t often get very angry with reporters. But he let off some steam Thursday night after a 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators (see game recap). His anger was directed at some media outlets who reported he had fallen asleep during a team meeting and was..." April 13

  • Sources: 'Bryz' fell asleep at team meeting

    Philly.com "Despite public denials from four Flyers players, multiple sources confirmed to the Daily News that goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov did "doze off" during a team meeting on Monday. His sleep habits, however, were not the reason for Steve Mason making his first start as a Flyer on Tuesday on Long Island..." April 11

  • Bryzgalov on staying a Flyer: 'To be honest, I don't care'

    Courier-Post "Resting at his locker following a Flyers morning skate that would lead into a rare game night off, Ilya Bryzgalov turned a reporter joke tossed his way into one of his entertaining sideshows. With Steve Mason starting in goal Tuesday night for the Flyers, Bryzgalov was asked if he’d enjoy his..." April 10

  • Bryz saves day in Flyers' shootout victory

    Courier-Post "Even though Ilya Bryzgalov said so, the Flyers' season really wasn't victory or bust Friday night. He sure played like it, though. Bryzgalov looked like a franchise goalie, letting nothing get behind him on a first-period 5-on-3 power play that lasted almost two minutes, again in the waning..." March 16

  • Flyers' Bryzgalov frustrates Devils

    New York Post "Ilya Bryzgalov made saves in all types of situations — and positions. Flat on his back, Bryzgalov held off one Devils push. Upright on skates, he pushed aside a short-handed surge. No matter how he stopped the puck, Bryzgalov and the Flyers showed they do indeed have some fight left in their..." March 16

  • No rest for Bryzgalov

    Courier-Post "As usual, there was no mystery which Flyers goalie would be the first off the ice for the team’s morning skate Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. You leave first, you’re playing that night, and Ilya Bryzgalov starts just about every game for the Flyers. The orange and black hit the halfway..." March 06

  • Bryzgalov, Flyers down Senators to reach .500

    CSN Philly "There were far more quality chances than Flyers coach Peter Laviolette would have liked. And far too much pressure on his penalty killers, as well. Ah, but your goalie is always your best penalty killer and Ilya Bryzgalov stood the test Saturday afternoon. Let the record show that on March..." March 03

  • Flyers need Bryzgalov to be consistent moving forward

    CSN Philly "He looked good. That was a regular thing to begin the season. It has not been such a regular thing recently. The Flyers beat the Washington Capitals, 4-1, on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center (see story). Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Simon Gagne and Max Talbot accounted for the four part of..." February 28

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