The Philadelphia Flyers may have finally solved their goaltending issues.
The Flyers and Ilya Bryzgalov appear to have the basis of an agreement in place for a new long-term deal, according to Hockeycentral’s Nick Kypreos.
Kypreos went on to say that a deal may not be announced until after July 1. NHL tagging rules mean the Flyers would have to move money off their salary cap before announcing the signing.
While the two sides have not publicly discussed financial details, Bryzgalov was reportedly looking for a deal in the seven-year, $50-million range.
The Flyers acquired the rights to Bryzgalov earlier this month in a deal with the Phoenix Coyotes. Philadelphia sent a third-round draft pick in 2012, forward Matt Clackson and future considerations to Phoenix in the deal.
A Vezina Trophy finalist in 2009-10, Bryzgalov went 36-20-10 with a 2.48 goals-against average and seven shutouts last season.