Bryzgalov, 34, is expected to report to Anaheim sometime Wednesday to see the Ducks doctor, an Anaheim spokesman said.
Bryzgalov began his NHL career with the Ducks. A second-round pick (No. 44) in the 2000 NHL Draft, Bryzgalov went 26-23-8 with the Ducks from 2001-07. He was the backup goalie when Anaheim won the Stanley Cup in 2007. He shares the Ducks record with Jean-Sebastien Giguere with three straight shutouts in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2006.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- There appeared to be a full complement of available players for the Los Angeles Kings at the morning skate Tuesday. Defenseman Alec Martinez and right wing Marian Gaborik participated, although neither is expected to be in the lineup when the Kings play the Boston Bruins at Staples Center.
Martinez (finger) and Gaborik (upper body) did not take part in line rushes and Gaborik stayed out with the extras.
Sutter mixed his lines and put centers Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter together with Tanner Pearson at left wing. Kopitar has gone five games without a point and Carter has one goal in nine games.
"We're trying to find ways to get that other half-a-goal a game and even our goals-for is better than it was at any time other than the [Stanley Cup] Playoffs last year," Sutter said. "We mixed and matched all through the playoffs and we'll mix and match again. We're just trying to find another half goal."
Despite a plethora of capable forwards, Ducks general manager Bob Murray hasn't been pleased with an offense that ranks 17th in goals per game (2.62). He acquired Bourque, a former 20-goal scorer, to possibly add a spark. It would be his first NHL game since Nov. 4.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- For a team that has averaged nearly four goals for the past five games, the Los Angeles Kings are slightly concerned. Coach Darryl Sutter wants more production from his top players and needs them to take pressure off their six available defensemen.
Pearson didn't know if he was in the lineup Thursday. The Kings did not have full participation and most players came off the ice at the same time. But Pearson is aware he's hit a valley.
"I just kind of got away from my game a little bit," Pearson said. "My game is a lot of forecheck and winning battles, and when I'm not winning those battles, I'm really not being productive. I've got to get back to that and do it tonight."
"He's going to play," Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I haven't heard anything different that he's not going to play."
Perry, who led the NHL with 11 goals, and Beauchemin have viral gland infections and Boudreau said he is waiting blood tests on both. Perry's absence is noticeable offensively because is Anaheim has scored five goals in three games and is 0-0-3 without him. Boudreau shuffled his lines and put left wing Emerson Etem on the top line with center Ryan Getzlaf and Devante Smith-Pelly.
"Offensively, some of the combinations haven't been working," Boudreau said. "We haven't been scoring. So sometimes you shuffle the deck. Emerson's been an offensive guy in the past, and let's see if he can't do it playing with arguably the best passer in the League."
The Anaheim Ducks have several question marks in their lineup going into Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center. But one thing for sure is that Corey Perry, the NHL's co-scoring leader, will miss a third straight game because of flu-like symptoms.
Perry was placed on injured reserve Sunday and is eligible to be activated for the game Wednesday against the Los Angeles Kings.
The same illness has affected defenseman Francois Beauchemin, who is questionable and could sit given the bug that has hit Anaheim's locker room. Defenseman Cam Fowler reportedly skated Sunday morning after a lower-body injury forced him out of the game Friday. Boudreau had left open the possibility of Fowler playing.
The Ducks also recalled defenseman Mat Clark from Norfolk of the American Hockey League on Sunday and assigned defenseman Shea Theodore to Seattle of the Western Hockey League.