Ilya Bryzgalov struggled on and off the ice in his last NHL term in Philadelphia. (Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
The Edmonton Oilers have recalled goalie Ilya Bryzgalov from the AHL Oklahoma City Oil Barons, the team announced Sunday.
Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots in the Oil Barons' 4-1 win over Abbotsford Saturday night. His second conditioning outing was much better than his AHL debut Friday in which he gave up five goals on 24 shots in a 5-4 loss.
The Oilers agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the colorful free agent goaltender a week ago, after Edmonton started the season allowing a league-high 66 goals with Devan Dubnyk, Jason LaBarbera and Richard Bachman in goal.
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Bryzgalov went 19-17-3 with a 2.79 GAA and .900 save percentage last season for the Flyers before being bought out of the final seven years of his nine-year, $51 million contract over the summer.