Emery has cleared waivers, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Emery was on return waivers since he had been with foreign club Deutsche Eishockey Liga prior to signing a tryout contract with the Flyers and subsequently signing with the club Friday to play out the remainder of the regular season. Barring an injury to Steve Mason, it's not likely that Emery will see any game action with the Flyers barely hanging onto the second wild-card playoff spot out of the Eastern Conference.
Emery signed with Philadelphia on Friday for the remainder of the season. If the Flyers hold on to the wildcard spot, Emery will not be eligible to suit up in the postseason because he was not with the team at the trade deadline. The netminder has bounced around for the 2015-16 campaign, as he spent time with two separate clubs in the AHL as well as a stint with the Mannheim Eagles of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga where he saw the most game action. Look for the 33-year-old to give starter Steve Mason some time off heading into the playoffs.
Emery is on a tryout contract with the the AHL Toronto Marlies. He currently sits third on the depth chart with the team. The situation might not last long -- injured goalie Garret Sparks is due back soon and Antoine Bibeau will likely be back from the big club soon as James Reimer gets closer to full health. Emery is fully recovered from experimental surgery to halt avascular necrosis, which causes the deterioration of the ball in the hip. But Emery is unlikely to ever see NHL ice again -- the odds are long for him to return to the bright lights in an NHL city and he might end up in the ECHL sooner rather than later.
Ray Emery signed a professional tryout offer with the Lightning on Tuesday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ray Emery gave up two goals on 26 shots Thursday in a 3-1 loss to Carolina.
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