Ducks make Emery signing official.

After several days of scuttlebutt, the Ducks officially announced the signing of Ray Emery, the man in the losing net when the Ottawa Senators lost to Anaheim in the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals.

The scuttlebutt isn’t over. Emery must pass through waivers before the Ducks can bring Emery aboard and assign him to American Hockey League affiliate Syracuse. Emery’s two-way contract pays $500,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the minors.

“Ray Emery has been a solid NHL netminder for several years and is only
28 years old,” Ducks general manager Bob
Murray said in a statement. “We are going to give him a chance to go to Syracuse and
establish himself again. He’s worked hard to get back into shape and we
are looking forward to seeing what he can do.”

Emery hasn’t played in 2010-11 while recovering from hip surgery that was performed in April of last year. In 29 games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season, Emery went 16-11-1 with a 2.64 goals-against average and .905 save percentage.

Emery’s agent, J.P. Barry, said last week that the goalie has worked hard to allay concerns about his health and could be ready to play in an AHL game Friday.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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