Signed from free-agent limbo in December, Bryzgalov, 34, was 1-4-1 in goal and hasn't played since getting replaced by John Gibson during a 6-2 loss at Florida on Feb. 10.
The Ducks owe Bryzgalov an estimated $1.9 million this season, and team officials have said privately that he could still be used later, given his experience and the fact the team used three goalies last postseason.
Anaheim reunited with Bryzgalov while Gibson, 21, was sidelined by a late-October groin injury. Bryzgalov, whom the Ducks drafted in 2000, had been a valuable contributor in the 2005-06 playoffs and in the 2006-07
But Bryzgalov surrendered 23 goals on 149 shots — a woeful 4.19 goals-against average and .847 save percentage. With starting goalie
Gibson has started five consecutive games, including wins Friday and Saturday in Calgary and Edmonton, and has kept two of the foes to one goal.
Since the Ducks didn't practice Sunday, Gibson will probably return to goal Monday night at
"I would say it'd be safe to say that," Boudreau said, following Saturday's victory. "We just wanted to get continuity with a goaltender. We wanted him to play a lot right now."
Gulls are back
At a lively fan-fest in San Diego on Sunday, the Ducks announced that their newly purchased
That nickname was used by various other teams that have played inside the San Diego Sports Arena, now known as Valley View Casino Center.
The big 6-0-0
"Played San Jose, we won, combined for the winning goal," Cogliano remembered.
Only two NHL players have played more consecutive games dating to their debut. All-time ironman Doug Jarvis played in 964 consecutive from 1975-88, and Andy Hebenton appeared in 630 straight from 1955-64.
Can Cogliano break those marks? "We'll see," he said. "That's so ridiculous to think about. I just want to play."
They left Anaheim with their defense in disarray, allowing four or more goals in seven of the past 10 games. Now the Ducks return home feeling like they've made some strides.
"To turn things around, I really credit our forwards," defenseman
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Etc.: The Red Wings (33-14-10) forced their way to a 7-6 overtime victory in Dallas on Saturday with