NHL News: Philadelphia Flyers sign goalie Ray Emery for the remainder of the season

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Ray Emery (Photo courtesy: C.P.Storm/Wikimedia Commons)

Veteran goaltender Ray Emery will be playing for the Philadelphia Flyers for the rest of the 2015-2016 NHL Season in the latest NHL news. The Flyers signed Emery on Friday that will last at the end of the current season of the National Hockey League (NHL).

However, ESPN reported that because he was signed after the trade deadline, Emery will not be eligible to play in the postseason this year as part of the NHL news.

“The deal comes with a salary-cap hit of $600,000, so Emery will make a prorated amount for the final six games of the regular season,” the report stated and adding that Emery was brought in as “insurance” because one of the Flyers goalie, Michal Neuvirth is suffering from a lower-body injury.

Emery’s former NHL teams include the Ottawa Senators, Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks. The 33-year-old Emery has an NHL career win-loss-tie record of 145-86-28 since joining the league in 2001.

The Flyers are still in playoff contention this season with 39 wins against 26 losses for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. The NHL news of Philadelphia signing Emery should certainly help them chase a playoff spot.

Photo courtesy: C.P.Storm/Wikimedia Commons

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