Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Anaheim Ducks have signed goaltender
Ilya Bryzgalov to a one-year contract.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Bryzgalov joined the club last week on a professional tryout agreement with a
pair of goaltenders injured.
Rookie John Gibson remains sidelined with a groin injury he sustained in early
November, while Jason LaBarbera suffered a broken bone in his hand in late
November and will miss at least the next 2-to-3 weeks.
Bryzgalov was not re-signed by the Minnesota Wild during the offseason. The
34-year-old veteran started eight of the Wild’s 13 games in last year’s
Stanley Cup playoffs, compiling a 3-6-0 record with a 2.63 goals-against
average and one shutout in nine overall postseason outings.
The well-traveled goaltender also began last season out of the NHL before
signing with Edmonton in November. Bryzgalov was later traded by the Oilers to
Minnesota on March 4.
Over 32 overall games with the Oilers and Wild last season, Bryzgalov posted a
12-9-8 record with a 2.68 GAA and four shutouts.
Bryzgalov originally entered the NHL with the Ducks in 2001 and spent parts of
five seasons with Anaheim before being waived in November of 2007. He was the
backup goaltender on the Ducks’ 2006-07 Stanley Cup championship team.