Monday, February 7, 2011

Ducks sign Emery, Getzy's back.

Many of us remember chanting "EEEEEEMMMEEEEEEERRRRRYYYY" at the Stanley Cup finals in '07. After stellar performances to get his team in the final, the poor guy couldn't get out of his own way. In game 5, he actually scored a goal on himself, adding to the Ducks 6-2 win.

Ray Emery was just signed to a one year, two way contract for the Ducks organization this morning, with the intent of sending him down into the AHL to play in Syracuse.

Although he's been recently plagued with injuries, most recently undergoing a hip surgery, Emery has had some consistent good play. He currently has a SV% of .907 and has appeared in 163 games with a record of 87- 51-15.

If he can clear waivers by 9 p.m. tomorrow, Emery will become a part of the Duck's proud organization. There's some uncertainty with all of the goalie drama in New York after Nabokov refused to play for the Islanders, but because Emery is coming off an injury and the contract is for one year, there's very little fear that he'll get snatched up off waivers.

Hiller has lately been battling health issues. Thankfully, the backup Curtis McElhinney is proving himself useful in replacing Hiller when necessary.

In other news, Ryan Getzlaf is expected to return on Wednesday after more than four weeks off for a facial fracture. The Ducks have been doing pretty well without him, it will be interesting to see how the team reacts to having him back.

Let's Go Ducks.

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