According to agent Rich Winter, via The Hockey News, there are currently six teams interested in the Ilya Bryzgalov comeback story. A decision could come within the month, as the 35-year old tries to make it back to the NHL after a period of more than a year.
Bryzgalov last played on February 10th, 2015 for Anaheim, in a game which he was pulled after allowing three goals on just eight shots. He was released just two weeks later.
A veteran of 12 NHL seasons, Bryzgalov was an all-star in 2009-10 and finished second the Vezina trophy voting. He finished that season with a 2.29 GAA and .920 save percentage on an excellent Phoenix Coyotes team.
If a comeback is made, Bryzgalov has been clear that he would play for a “modest salary” and that he’s just interested in coming back to the NHL. That willingness to play for league minimum (or close to it) might come from the fact that he’s still being paid $1.64MM by the Philadelphia Flyers following his 2013 buyout, and will continue to until 2026-27.