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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have reached a verbal agreement in place with goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov on a one-year contract. The agreement is pending the completion of the Oilers and Flames trade from earlier this evening.

The backstop won the 2007 Stanley Cup with Anaheim and earned a Bronze Medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics with Team Russia.

He has played in 425 NHL games, with a win-loss record of 208-149-45. He has a career NHL goals against average of 2.55 and a save percentage of .913. The goaltender has 30 career NHL shutouts.

In the playoffs, Bryzgalov has posted a record of 17-19 and has three post-season shutouts and a goals against of 2.81 and save percentage of .908.

The Togliatti, Russia native was selected in round two, 44th overall, in 2000 by Anaheim.

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