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Ray Emery Signs With Ducks

via Darren Dreger tweet,

Emery signs 2-way contract with Anaheim. Will be on waivers at noon. $500,000 (NHL). $105,000 (AhL).

added 11:10am,

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed goaltender Ray Emery to a one-year, two-way contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.

“Ray Emery has been a solid NHL netminder for several years and is only 28 years old,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “We are going to give him a chance to go to Syracuse and establish himself again. He’s worked hard to get back into shape and we are looking forward to seeing what he can do.”

 

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PuckStopsHere's avatar

No.  He doesn’t need to clear waivers.  Ray Emery hasn’t played in another leage this season.  Dreger is incorrect.

Posted by PuckStopsHere on 02/07/11 at 01:44 PM ET

Paul's avatar

If it was a one way contract, then no waivers, but because it is a 2 way, he does have to clear.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/07/11 at 01:46 PM ET

PuckStopsHere's avatar

Paul can you cite the rule that states this?

Posted by PuckStopsHere on 02/07/11 at 01:51 PM ET

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Way I also understood it he didn’t need to clear waivers.  He has not played elsewhere this year.

Also Dreger had this to say:

1-way and 14 day conditioning stint didn’t give Emery enough time in AHL to work on his game.

Uhhh… if he needs that much work, why are the Ducks even bringing him in now?

Look out Ducks!  All your waiver goalies are belong to Garth Snow!!!

Posted by Primis on 02/07/11 at 01:54 PM ET

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via McKenzie tweet,

Emery signs with ANA. 2-way contract. $500K/$105K. Doesn’t need waivers to play in NHL but needs them to get to AHL.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/07/11 at 01:57 PM ET

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Yes he has to clear waivers to be sent to the minors.  This has nothing to do with it being a two-way contract.

Emery does not need to clear waivers at all, the Ducks just have to put him on their NHL roster.

Posted by PuckStopsHere on 02/07/11 at 02:00 PM ET

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Emery does not need to clear waivers at all, the Ducks just have to put him on their NHL roster.

Posted by PuckStopsHere on 02/07/11 at 11:00 AM ET

But they won’t, because they feel he needs more than 2 weeks or work in the AHL, according to reports.

Which as I pointed out, makes you wonder why they even went after him….

Posted by Primis on 02/07/11 at 02:04 PM ET

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Yes he has to clear waivers to be sent to the minors.  This has nothing to do with it being a two-way contract.
Emery does not need to clear waivers at all, the Ducks just have to put him on their NHL roster.

Therefore, by deductive reasoning, the Ducks are attempting to send him to the minors to work on his game and thus, he has to clear waivers.

Posted by Garth on 02/07/11 at 02:06 PM ET

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PSH, yes, I guess you can say it was worded incorrectly.

Primis, funny, his agent last week said sign on Monday, ready for play this Friday.  So maybe they will just call him up early and maybe the Ducks want him to play 4-5 games to see how he holds up before recalling him.

Of course, there is a chance another team will pick him up.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/07/11 at 02:06 PM ET

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Which as I pointed out, makes you wonder why they even went after him….

Maybe they’re looking at moving McElhinney at the deadline, or they just don’t trust him to be the backup down the stretch, in which case they can give Emery the rest of the month to show that he can step into an NHL backup role.

Or it’s possible they’re just making a goodwill move, getting Emery into the system with the intention of re-signing him for next year, what with McElhinney being a UFA at the end of the season.

Definitely a curious signing though…

Posted by Garth on 02/07/11 at 02:10 PM ET

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The signing makes a lot of sense to my mind. Hiller has been playing excessively, and is dealing with fatigue. Outside of him and McElhinney, they have no goaltenders with NHL experience in their system.

Its a no risk, high reward move, if Hiller goes down during the stretch for some reason, and Emery finds his game again, they have a NHL goalie ready to come up, which should provide more comfort than just Curtis McE. If Emery doesn’t, they’re no worse off than they are now.

As for the waivers, Emery hasn’t played since Feb 1st of last year. He’s going to need more than the two weeks allowed for a conditioning stint. So they give him a two way contract which limits the money they have to spend on him, and waive him. Any team who would claim him would not be able to send him down to get playing time either, and what team in the playoff hunt would give him enough games to try?

Posted by thatbirdguy on 02/07/11 at 03:33 PM ET

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$5 says the Wings nab him.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 02/07/11 at 04:23 PM ET

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$5 says the Wings nab him.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 02/07/11 at 01:23 PM ET

Too low on the waiver totem pole.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 02/07/11 at 07:26 PM ET

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If he passes through waivers on the way down, they can have him play the rest of the regular season in Syracuse.  Come the post-season, they can bring him up without having to pass through waivers, no?

But why would a team like the Islanders pass?  With DP out until mid-March, why wouldn’t they claim him?  At that price, why wouldn’t any team take him?  $500K of cap space is nothing in today’s NHL…

Ottawa?  They have issues in net.  I can even see Washington, Chicago and Philly putting in claims.  I really think that there are only few teams that wouldn’t do it - Vancouver, Nashville, Rangers and Edmonton to name a few…

Posted by Unicorn Force from DC (but like everyone here, I'm not a local) on 02/07/11 at 11:38 PM ET

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Unicorn Force

Emery will not have to clear re-entry waivers if Anaheim calls him up.  He doesn’t get paid enough in the AHL for that to be necessary.

If you want Emery this waiver pass is your only shot at him.

Posted by PuckStopsHere on 02/08/11 at 04:18 AM ET

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Islanders already have an injury prone goaltender on the shelf, do they need another that needs more than two weeks to get into game shape? Emery is playoff insurance - playoffs and Islanders/Edmonton doesn’t equate.

Philly had him and didn’t bring him back, they need better goaltending, not just a lot more bodies.

Ottawa, a disaster in the making. He didn’t leave on good terms and I don’t see them wanting to re-new that disfunctional relationship with the Ottawa community.

Vancouver is already trying to figure out how to get Scneider more playing time, Rangers, Biron has been better than Hank for the Rangers quite often this season.

Chicago could be interesting, but Turco is currently the back-up. Washington could be a possibility, but is Emery any more of a sure thing than their two kids? I think they go for a healthy experienced goaltender.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 02/08/11 at 02:53 PM ET

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NYI shouldn’t have nabbed Nabokov, but they did fruitlessly. They’ll pick Emery if they get a chance.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/08/11 at 03:17 PM ET

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Will be on waivers at noon. via Darren Dreger tweet

No.  He doesn’t need to clear waivers. Dreger is incorrect.
Posted by PuckStopsHere on 02/07/11 at 10:44 AM ET

No, Dreger did not say he “needed” to clear waivers to join the team, just that he “will be” on waivers.  Slight distinction but important in this case.  You calling Dreger incorrect, is incorrect.

If it was a one way contract, then no waivers, but because it is a 2 way, he does have to clear.
Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/07/11 at 10:46 AM ET

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Yes he has to clear waivers to be sent to the minors.  This has nothing to do with it being a two-way contract.
Posted by PuckStopsHere on 02/07/11 at 11:00 AM ET

If it were a one-way contract, he could be sent to the minor’s for a 14 day conditioning stint without having to be waived.  Since it’s a two-way contract he must clear waivers, so yes, this has everything to do with the contract as Paul stated.

PSH, yes, I guess you can say it was worded incorrectly.
Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/07/11 at 11:06 AM ET

No Paul, it wasn’t worded incorrectly, though perhaps a bit vague.  It is however yet another case of PSH making a statement without all / looking at only part of the facts.  Then when the facts are brought to light, he’s once again unable to concede any error on his own part, then forming his arguments to ignore what was actually said in its entirety and continue to defend his own infallibility.

It’s also a case of you being too nice and good of a boss to call him on his BS but actually be the bigger man and concede to him, which I completely understand and respect.  I however am not his boss and it really riled me up to see him pull this BS on you. 

Is it really that hard to EVER say “I see what he meant now, my mistake” or even “sorry, I was confused as to what you were getting at”?  Apparently it is.

Sorry, I’ll turn my rant off now.

Posted by Dahrken from Grand Rapids, MI on 02/08/11 at 04:45 PM ET

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