Ilya Bryzgalov RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ilya Bryzgalov considers retirement in humangous beeg decision

    Yahoo! Sports "Have we seen the last of Ilya Bryzgalov? He played eight games for the Anaheim Ducks last season, signing on in December and then hitting the ice for the last time on Feb. 10 in loss at the Florida Panthers. He gave up three goals on eight shots, which isn't good. But it’s just hockey, you..." July 18

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Unconditional waivers: ILJA BRYZGALOV (ANA)

  • Anaheim G Ilya Bryzgalov accepts AHL assignment: It didn't work out

    Fox Sports West "Ilya Bryzgaov isn't hanging up the skates quite yet. The Anaheim Ducks' 34-year-old Russian goaltender cleared waivers Monday and has decided to accept an assignment in the AHL with the Ducks' primary development team, the Norfolk Admirals. It doesn't appear to be a nasty split with Anaheim,..." February 24

  • Bryzgalov was willing to retire, but he’s happy in Anaheim

    Pro Hockey Talk "The summer of 2014 went by without Ilya Bryzgalov securing an NHL contract. The team he finished the 2013-14 campaign with, the Minnesota Wild, gave him the opportunity to participate in training camp on a tryout basis, but he ultimately didn’t make the squad. His career seemed to be in..." January 15

  • Ducks send Bryzgalov to AHL for conditioning

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Anaheim Ducks have assigned goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to the American Hockey League’s Norfolk Admirals on a conditioning loan. The 34-year-old signed a one-year, $2.88 million contract on Tuesday. Bryzgalov spent time with the Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL), Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota..." December 11

  • Ilya Bryzgalov accepts tryout offer from Wild

    CBS Sports "With news of the Minnesota Wild losing projected No. 1 goalie Josh Harding indefinitely with a fractured foot, the team wasted little time in bringing in some goaltending help. Ilya Bryzgalov has agreed to a professional tryout contract with the Wild and will be with the team when they open..." September 17

  • Ilya Bryzgalov 'would very much like' to be back with Wild, agent says

    CBS Sports "Ilya Bryzgalov really enjoyed his time in Minnesota at the end of last season. His arrival to the team was mutually beneficial, as he went 7-1-3 in 12 appearances during the playoff race as the Wild dealt with a litany of goaltending problems last season. In fact, Bryzgalov enjoyed himself so..." August 22

  • Bryzgalov likely to start Game 1 for Wild "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

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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'

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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? "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

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