The Flyers announced today that they have signed Emery to a one-year, $1.65 million deal. Emery, 30, spent the first part of the 2009-2010 season with the Flyers before injuring his hip. He was 16-11-1 in 28 games with a 2.64 GAA and a .905 SV% with the Flyers. The Flyers let him walk after they thought he career was over after a labrum issue in his hip.
Last year with the Blackhawks, he was 17-1-0 with a 1.94 GAA and a .922 SV%. In Chicago he split time with Corey Crawford and, obviously, played well in that role. He is going to challenge Steve Mason for the starting role but it will likely be back-and-forth if both guys are playing well.
This is a great signing at an even better price. Both Flyers goaltenders are signed with a combined cap hit of $3.15 million (Mason has a one-year deal with a cap hit of $1.5 million). Their combined cap hit is 55% of what Ilya Bryzgalov's cap hit was supposed to be ($5.67 million) had the team not bought him out.
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