First it was Danny Briere, now it’s Ilya Bryzgalov.

The Flyers used the second of their two compliance buyout options today, parting ways with Bryzgalov after just two seasons.

“I met with Ilya this morning and informed him that we are going to exercise a compliance buy out of his contract,” general manager Paul Holmgren said. “This was a very difficult business decision to make for us and we want to thank Ilya for his time here and wish him all the best moving forward.”

Bryzgalov was originally signed to a nine-year, $51 million contract prior to the start of the 2011-12 season.

He never lived up to the value of that contract and after two tumultuous seasons with the team, is on the open market.

The Flyers will have to pay Bryzgalov two-thirds of the balance owed on his remaining term, or $23 million, but will have twice as long to pay it off.

As such, the Flyers will pay Bryzgalov approximately $1.643 million per year for the next 14 years to not play for them.

Bryzgalov, 33, never fulfilled his promise in Philadelphia, playing in 99 games for the Flyers going 52-33-10 with a 2.61 goals against average and a .905 save percentage in the regular season. His GAA and save percentage while with the Flyers ranked lower than his career averages of 2.55 and .915 respectively.

He also played in 11 playoff games for the Flyers going 5-6 with a 3.46 GAA and an .887 save percentage.