On Twitter, Bryzgalov, typing in Russian, hinted he will sign with the Flyers.
Before the two days of meetings, Flyers officials were optimistic about Bryzgalov wearing the orange and black. That didn't change, sources said.
The Flyers wined and dined Bryzgalov, took him on tours of their Voorhees practice facility, the Wells Fargo Center, and some of the city's historical sites. They also showed him some housing possibilities in South Jersey.
The Flyers already have nearly $59 million committed to 18 players for 2011-12. The salary cap is expected to climb from $59.4 million to $62.4 million for next season.
There's a chance the Flyers will reach an agreement with Bryzgalov and not sign him until July 1 - after which teams can exceed the cap by 10 percent for the summer. That would give them more time to trade a player and open cap space. Or they could make a deal at the NHL draft, which will be held Friday and Saturday in Minnesota.
Bryzgalov, who turns 31 on Wednesday, said last week he was excited about being acquired by the Flyers and that he wanted to help end the franchise's 36-year Stanley Cup drought.
But, in the end, it will all come down to the contract.
The Flyers seem prepared to pay Bryzgalov about $5.5 million per season for five years. If they cannot come to terms, they could be interested in another Russian, the New York Islanders' Evgeni Nabokov, an older and much cheaper goalie.
Nabokov, who will turn 36 on July 25, was having a poor season in Russia last year when he left the KHL for family reasons. He returned to the NHL and was claimed by the Islanders, but he didn't play for them, implying he only wanted to play for a contender.
His contract for this season is just $570,000.
If the Flyers signed Nabokov, they would probably be able to keep most of their team intact - minus the player they dealt to the Islanders. They would figure to have enough cap space to re-sign winger Ville Leino, a prospective free agent.
But Bryzgalov, a player in his prime, is the goalie the Flyers want.
Contact staff writer Sam Carchidi at firstname.lastname@example.org or @BroadStBull on Twitter.