Ducks G Bryzgalov placed on waivers
In a somewhat surprising move Friday, the Ducks waived the 27-year-old Bryzgalov.
Many in the sport anticipated that Bryzgalov would be traded this past offseason.
But the reigning Stanley Cup champion Ducks retained Bryzgalov after starter Jean-Sebastien Giguere underwent hernia surgery in August that left him questionable for the start of the season.
In nine appearances - seven starts - this season, Bryzgalov went 2-3-1 with a 2.55 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage. The Russian went 10-8-6 with a 2.47 GAA and a .907 save percentage for Anaheim last season.
In a corresponding move, the Ducks recalled goaltender Jonas Hiller from Portland of the American Hockey League.
Hiller has appeared in two games for Anaheim this season, posting a 1-1-0 record with a 3.03 GAA and .885 save percentage. Signed as a free agent on May 25, the 25-year-old spent the 2006-07 season in the Swiss National League.