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After a short stint with the Oklahoma City Barons, Ilya Bryzgalov is officially back in the NHL.
The Edmonton Oilers announced on Sunday afternoon that they would be recalling the enigmatic goaltender from their AHL affiliate.
Bryzgalov started two games for the Barons, going 1-1 during his time there, including a shellacking in his first start that saw him give up five goals. The 33-year-old netminder rebounded his next time out, however, notching a 25-save effort en route to a 4-1 win on Saturday.
The Oilers have been plagued by poor play between the pipes, leading Edmonton to fall to the bottom of the pack in the Western Conference and sign Bryzgalov on Nov. 8. Starter Devan Dubnyk has posted an unimpressive 4-10-1 record to go along with a .354 goals against average and an .889 save percentage, and although there is no word that Bryzgalov will get the nod on Tuesday night, it is possible he could get his first taste of NHL action in nearly six months facing the Blue Jackets.
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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 Abbotsford Heat.
The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday...
The Edmonton Oilers have recalled goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL on Sunday. Byzgalov is expected to start in Tuesday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and former teammate Sergei Bobrovsky.
Bryzgalov signed a one-year $2 million contract with the Oilers this past Friday and reported to the AHL where he went 1-1 with a 3.03 GAA. He stopped...
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 the Philadelphia Flyers bought of the final seven years of his nine-year $51-million contract...
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 well.
Playing in his first live game since April 25, Bryzgalov allowed five goals on 24 shots...
Nine days after signing a 1-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers, goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov has finished his conditioning stint with the Oklahoma City Barons and joined the big club at practice. The signing was an odd one, in some respects.…Read more →The post Ilya Bryzgalov joins the Edmonton Oilers at practice appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,
Nail Yakupov wants to play more. Dallas Eakins, the Edmonton winger’s coach, does not agree.
And so the sad-sack Oilers have a situation that is entirely of their own doing. The team is in the dumps. Arguably their most talented offensive player — scouts compared Yakupov with Hall of Famer Pavel Bure — is angry. Nobody, from...
#Oilers recall goalie Ilya Bryzgalov from @OKCBarons. Bryz stopped 25 shots in a 4-1 OKC win last night. pic.twitter.com/D7rz07rTiN
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 17, 2013
It wasn’t that David Perron had erased all memory of the first frightful forty minutes. He was acutely aware of the fact that the Edmonton Oilers had been out battled, outshot, outscored by the Calgary Flames.
But given that the Oilers had dragged a five-game losing streak into the Scotiabank Saddledome, he was not about to downplay the value of Saturday’s 4-2 victory.
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 the netminder to be out-of-this-world stopping pucks.
All he has to do is join Devan...
The great depression is over.
Oilers win! Oilers win!
If you wanted to somehow endear yourself to your fans in some way, this was the time and place.
If you could win just one game for them during the most stunning, shocking, sickening skid in all of Edmonton Oilers history, it would have been to show up at 8:07 for the opening faceoff and dig down and scratch and scrape and forget...
David Perron scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period then added his second of the game into an empty net and the Edmonton Oilers rallied from a 2-0 third-period deficit to win 4-2 over the Calgary Flames on Saturday.
Perron had the puck behind the Flames net and banked it off the back of goaltender Reto Berra at 10:23. The goal came just over two minutes after another...
The Oilers were beaten last night because they didnt show up until the 2nd half of the 2nd period. By that time it was already too late but at least they actually showed up, which is more than can be said for the 3 home games that preceded that match. The shutout streak was broken by none other than Nail Yakupov who batted a slapshot out of mid-air (that would sound impossible for...
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The Flyers, coming off a week that went about as good...
David Perron scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Edmonton Oilers rallied from a 2-0 third-period deficit to win 4-2 over the Calgary Flames on Saturday.
Perron had the puck behind the Flames net and banked it off the back of goaltender Reto Berra at 10:23. The goal came just over two minutes after another odd goal for the Oilers tied it.
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
- Please explain this: NHL general managers met on Tuesday and come up with some game-changing ideas. But the meeting concluded before they reached any kind of consensus. Instead of waiting until March to meet again, why don't they continue their meeting the following day and see if something important can be accomplished?