The Flyers bought out the remainder of Bryzgalov's contract on June 25 and he remains an unrestricted free agent.
"I had problems when I played, and we discussed it with my agent," Bryzgalov told Russian media outlet sports.ru. "We wanted to find a special who could help find my game again. Erik came highly recommended."
Bryzgalov declined to comment on his departure from the Flyers, who are responsible for paying him $23 million over the next 14 seasons -- roughly $1.642 million per year.
He did, however, indicated that the "Flyers tried to change my game."
The native of Togliatti, Russia, posted a 19-17-3 record with the Flyers this past season, along with a 2.79 goals-against-average and a .900 save percentage.
Bryzgalov, who lives in New Jersey with his family, wants to remain in the NHL, and is hoping to find a new home in the near future.
"I have offers from teams in both the NHL and KHL," he revealed. "My agent is hard at work on it."
In 425 career NHL regular-season games with the Anaheim Ducks, Phoenix Coyotes and Flyers, Bryzgalov has accumulated a 208-149-45 record with a 2.55 goals-against-average, a .913 save percentage and 30 shutouts.
He was originally drafted by the Ducks in the second-round (44th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.