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The Philadelphia Flyers made an interesting transaction on Tuesday by inviting goalie Ray Emery to join the club on a try-out basis.
Emery had most recently been a member of Adler Manheim in Germany after stints with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies and Ontario Reign earlier this season. He last suited up for an NHL club when he posted a 3.06 goals-against average and .894 save percentage in 31 games with the Flyers in 2014-15, before Philadelphia decided to replace him with free agent Michal Neuvirth last summer.
Neuvirth, a revelation in his first year with the Flyers, had a 2.28 goals-against average and .925 save percentage before going down with a season-ending left knee injury in late March. In Neuvirth’s absence, the Flyers have exclusively ridden starter Steve Mason, carrying goaltending prospect Anthony Stolarz as his backup. Stolarz has yet to appear in a game for the Flyers.
For now, the Flyers will carry all three goalies on the active roster.
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Emery also played for the Flyers during the 2009-10 season, when Philadelphia fell to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final. He has also previously enjoyed stints with Chicago, Anaheim and Ottawa since making his NHL debut during the 2002-03 season.