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by Alanah McGinley on 07/09/08 at 05:43 AM ET
From Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Sun,
Ray Emery’s NHL career is taking a detour—through Russia, where he’ll collect his paycheque in rubles.
The goaltender—whose contract was bought out by the Senators last month—has agreed to a one-year deal which could pay him in excess of $2 million plus bonuses next season with Atlant Mytishchi of the newly-formed Continental Hockey League in Russia, Sun Media has learned.
Update 11:15am ET: From the CP via the Globe & Mail,
“The reality is that since Ray’s buyout there hasn’t been a lot of interest, it doesn’t seem like someone (in the NHL) wants to give him a second chance right now,” Emery’s agent J.P. Barry told The Canadian Press on Wednesday. “It’s a terrific offer from Russia and we’ve been speaking to them for several weeks since the buyout.
“I’ve been talking to Ray a lot over the last couple of months and I know he’s taken a lot of steps to make changes. This is his best opportunity to play next year.”
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