Oilers ship goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to Wild

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Minneapolis, MN, United States (4E Sports) – The Edmonton Oilers have shipped veteran goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to the Minnesota Wild for a fourth-round draft selection.

The 33-year-old Bryzgalov played in 20 games this season for Edmonton, going 5-8-5 with a 3.01 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage.

After sending Bryzgalov to Minnesota, the Oilers acquired goaltender Viktor Fasth in a separate trade with the Anaheim Ducks.

The pick sent by the Wild to Edmonton was originally acquired last year from Buffalo in the trade that brought first line right wing Jason Pominville to Minnesota.

The Wild (34-21-7), who are battling for a playoff spot, have been plagued by injuries to their goaltenders this season.

Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher referred to Bryzgalov as a “quality veteran who adds depth” in an announcement posted on the team’s official Twitter account.

A two-time All-Star, Bryzgalov is 213-157-50 in parts of 11 seasons with the Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes and Ducks.

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