The Philadelphia Flyers have signed goaltender Ray Emery to a contract that will run through the remainder of the 2015-16 regular season. The Flyers announced the news via Twitter earlier today.
Roster Update: #Flyers are signing goaltender Ray Emery to a contract for the remainder of the season.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 1, 2016
Emery will not be eligible to participate in the postseason, but will likely backup starter Steve Mason to close out the regular season. The move was made due to Michal Neuvirth’s meniscus tear, which will sideline the goaltender for at least the remainder of the regular season and quite possibly the playoffs, depending on if the Flyers make the postseason and how long they remain in contention.
According to Frank Seravalli of TSN, Emery will earn $27,822.58 for his nine days of work in Philadelphia.
Emery last played in the NHL during the 2014-15 season with the Flyers, posting a 10-11-7 record to go along with his 3.06 goals-against-average and .894 save-percentage.
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