The Ducks announced the return Wednesday of Bryzgalov, Anaheim's second-round pick in 2000.
Bryzgalov played in 69 games with the Ducks from 2001-07, emerging as a dependable NHL player. He was the backup to Jean-Sebastien Giguere on Anaheim's only Stanley Cup championship team in 2007.
The Russian goalie moved on to Phoenix, Philadelphia, Edmonton and Minnesota over the past seven seasons. He played in 12 regular-season games and nine postseason games for the Wild last year.
The Ducks are short on healthy goalies behind starter Frederik Andersen. Rookie backup John Gibson is out until later this month with a groin injury, while veteran backup Jason LaBarbera missed Monday's game with an upper-body injury.