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Friday, November 16, 2007

Anaheim Ducks News - Bryz Update

Well nothing new has happened as of yet.  The deadline is 9:00 PST tomorrow.  In the mean time here are a few articles and pics....

The Official Ducks Blog let's us know when Bryz was told

Bryzgalov found out about being put on waivers after the game last night, and said goodbye to Ducks teammates in the Staples Center dressing room before they headed out to San Jose.

Read the original article here - Link

The LA Times posted the same stuff you found out earlier

Signaling their inability to make a deal to their liking, the Ducks put Ilya Bryzgalov on waivers this morning to give the goaltender a chance to earn a starting job elsewhere.
General Manager Brian Burke informed Bryzgalov of the club's decision after Thursday night's 6-3 victory over the Kings at Staples Center. Bryzgalov did not accompany the team to San Jose for Saturday's game against the Sharks.
Bryzgalov has been the primary backup to Jean-Sebastien Giguere for the last two-plus seasons. This season, the Russian netminder has gone 2-3-1 with a 2.55 goals-against average in nine games.
The 27-year-old was a likely candidate to be traded after the Ducks signed Giguere to a four-year, $24-million contract extension in June after Giguere's strong playoff performance in their run to their first Stanley Cup title. Giguere also has a full no-trade clause in his contract.

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MVN has a nice look at today's events and a closer look at Bryz

I have personally watched Bryzgalov’s development from his very first training camp with the Ducks in September 2000, just a few months after he was drafted in the second round, 44th overall. My first impressions were that he was a big goalie, he was an excellent skater, he was very competitive and he was weak on the glove side. Each year at training camp I would see his progress and watch as he developed. His strengths continued to be strong and he improved on his weaknesses overall.

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A few pics of Bryz from mar6mauno's photostream on Flickr - Link