Bryzgalov has struggled since joining the Ducks on Dec. 9, going 1-3-1 with a 3.95 goals-against average and an .859 save percentage but he's coming off his best start of the season. He made 32 saves in regulation and overtime in a 3-2 shootout loss against the Washington Capitals on Feb. 6.
To replace Andersen the Ducks recalled opening-night starting goalie John Gibson from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League. Gibson went 2-2-0 with a 2.28 GAA and a .927 save percentage in four games with the Ducks before sustaining a groin injury in pregame warmups Nov. 2.
Gibson missed 21 games before being reassigned Dec. 17 to Norfolk, where he is 6-3-2 with a .935 save percentage in 11 games.
Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said the decision to go with Bryzgalov instead of Gibson was pretty simple.