TSN's Darren Dreger reports that former Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov is close to signing a deal with the ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers.
The 32 year old Russian goaltender was 19-17-3 with a 2.79 GAA and a .900 save percentage last season for Philadelphia. He had seven years left on his contract signed in June 2011 with a cap hit of $5.67 million before being bought out in June. Former Flyer Danny Briere did not exactly give Bryzgalov a ringing endorsement in June when the Flyers exercised their buyout.
In HBO's 2010 special on the Broad Street Bullies, teammates said that Flyers Hall of Fame goaltender Bernie Parent had a leather obsession, which isn't exactly normal. Goaltenders are a different breed and Bryzgalov was the type of person that made weird people say, "Whoa, that guy IS weird."
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