Fruits of labor: Bryzgalov finally signed

The coup de grace of Paul Holmgren’s D-Day blitzkrieg has come to fruition, as the Flyers have signed goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a multi-year contract. Philadelphia obtained the rights to the 31-year-old from Phoenix two weeks ago and,  by  dealing both former 2003  first-round picks in Mike Richards and Jeff Carter earlier in the day, the club created enough cap  space to  ink the pending unrestricted free agent to a reported nine-year contract worth $51 million. The NHL announced earlier in the day that the salary cap for 2011-12 will increase to $64.3 million. Bryzgalov  made  $4.5 million in  2010-11 …

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