Ilya Bryzgalov rumors: Goalie released from ECHL tryout contract


Ilya Bryzgalov has been released from his tryout contract with the Las Vegas Wranglers, the ECHL announced on Wednesday night.

It appears that Ilya Bryzgalov's tryout with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL has come to an end.

Bryzgalov was listed among the 15 tryout players in the league to be released on Wednesday, ending his two-week stint in the minors.

He signed a tryout contract on Oct. 3.

Here is what Bryzgalov's agent, Ritch Winter, told Pierre LeBrun of

"Bryz will train at home in [New Jersey] until the right NHL job comes around," his agent Ritch Winter told via email Wednesday night. "He has turned down one NHL offer recently and will wait until the right opportunity presents itself. There is no rush. He is in great shape and ready to go when the right opportunity arises."

Bryzgalov spent the past two seasons playing for the Philadelphia Flyers but was bought out following the 2012-13 season, ending what had been a disappointing and often times tumultuous run with the team. The Flyers are still paying him $23 million over the next 14 years as a result of the buyout.

Speaking of which, TSN's Darren Dreger shared this shortly after the ECHL announcement.

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