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Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is back with the Ducks on tryout contract
Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is back with the Ducks on tryout contract

For the last two months, Ilya Bryzgalov said he's been operating as a "full-time dad," coaching his son's hockey team in New Jersey, doing homework with his kids at night. On Thursday, in his first practice with Anaheim after signing a tryout contract, the 34-year-old originally drafted by the Ducks in 2000 assessed his performance. "I'm not going to lie to you … I wasn't paying attention to my physical condition," before reuniting with the Ducks, Bryzgalov told reporters in a conference call. "I need to catch up." The Ducks (16-6-5) can use the goaltender. With goalies John Gibson (groin) and Jason LaBarbera (broken hand bone)...

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