Razor’s Back in Philly; Ray Emery Will Rejoin the Flyers
Ray Emery has agreed to rejoin the Philadelphia Flyers on a one-year deal worth $1.65 million according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com. Emery finished the season with a 17-1-0 record, 1.94 GAA, and .922 save percentage in 21 games for the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks - but did not play in the post season.
Emery played in 29 games for the Flyers in 2009-10, but his time there was cut short because of a career-threatening hip injury.
Emery will be part of a tandem that includes Steve Mason next season after splitting action with Corey Crawford in Chicago this season, However, don't rule out Emery stealing the number one job come playoff time - if the Flyers make the playoffs.
The free agent was drawing interest from multiple teams, he was seeking an opportunity to garner more playing time than he did while serving as Crawford's backup last season, making Philadelphia a perfect landing spot with the unproven Mason standing in his way.