Apr 22, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT
Ilya Bryzgalov is apparently still very much in the Philadelphia Flyers’ future.
Via ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, Flyers general manager Paul Homgren thinks all the buyout talk surrounding the 32-year-old goalie is “out of bounds”.
“No,” replied Holmgren when LeBrun asked if there was any basis to the speculation that the Flyers planned to cut ties with Bryzgalov.
“I think right now with Ilya and Steve [Mason], we’ve got good goaltending moving forward,” said Holmgren. “Any talk of anything other than that I think is out of bounds.”
Bryzgalov is 18-17-3 with a modest .898 save percentage.
A buyout of his contract this summer would cost the Flyers $23 million over 14 years; however, there would be no cap consequences with the new CBA allowing two compliance buyouts.
The Flyers could always keep a compliance buyout in their back pocket for the following summer, just in case they need to use it on Bryzgalov.
But if Holmgren is playing it straight, it sounds like Bryz will be back next season.
- Armstrong: ‘Let’s live to fight another day’ 0
- Hitch needs ‘time to reflect’ before making decision on future 17
- Rutherford admits mistakes, but has support of Penguins ownership 7
- Wings’ Kronwall has hearing today for hit on Kucherov 39
- Kucherov isn’t going to ‘cry’ about Kronwall hit 38
- Nothing but Kuznetsov: Caps best Isles in Game 7 26
- Not done yet: Lightning earn Game 7 against Red Wings 10
- WATCH LIVE: Tonight’s Stanley Cup Playoff action 0
- Blues owner ‘disappointed and frustrated,’ but not ready to ‘throw people under the bus’ 31
- Despite ‘step in the right direction,’ do Canucks need to alter core? 16
- It’s Done: Rangers eliminate Penguins in overtime (110)
- Another Blues campaign ends in disappoint as Wild advance (99)
- Bettman under fire after saying ‘Katy Perry’ chant wasn’t sexist (92)
- Friedman: Penguins need to ‘think about’ trading Malkin (89)
- Okposo blasts ‘idiot’ Wilson after physical outing versus Isles (82)