PHILADELPHIA -- Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov informed the media following Sunday's practice at Citizens Bank Park who the team's starting goaltender would be for Monday's game against the New York Rangers.
It won't be him.
Bryzgalov, signed by the Flyers to a nine-year contract during the summer in hopes of stabilizing the team's long-running goaltending issues, announced he would serve as the backup to Sergei Bobrovsky when the puck is dropped for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic (1 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC).
"I have great news and even better news," said Bryzgalov. "OK, great news is I'm not playing (Monday), and better news is we have a chance to win the game (Monday)."