- © RIA Novosti. Alexei Danichev
© RIA Novosti. Alexei Danichev
BALASHIKHA, Russia, December 30 (R-Sport) - KHL hockey team CSKA Moscow intends to release Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from his lockout contract on Monday, a team source told R-Sport on Sunday.
CSKA had announced that Bryzgalov had skipped Sunday's 4-2 defeat of Dynamo Moscow due to injury, but the source said it was because the 32-year-old wanted out.
"The thing is, Ilya is leaving the team," the source said. "Officially they'll announce it on Monday. The reason, most likely, is that the lockout should be over pretty soon in Bryzgalov's opinion."
Bryzgalov has played 12 games for CSKA since arriving from Philadelphia on September 21, winning six and with a 91 percent save rate.
Bryzgalov has a combined 423 NHL appearances for the Flyers, the Phoenix Coyotes and the Anaheim Ducks, who selected him in the second round of the 2000 NHL entry draft.