Ducks send Emery to AHL, recall Levasseur

March 5, 2011, 9:25 PM

The Anaheim Ducks reassigned goaltender Ray Emery to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League. The club has also recalled goaltender J.P. Levasseur from the Crunch.

Emery, who signed a one-year contract with Anaheim on Feb. 7, did not appear in a game for the Ducks following his recall from Syracuse on Feb. 23. He has appeared in three contests with the Crunch this season, compiling a 2-1-0 record with a 2.62 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.

A native of Cayuga, Ontario, Emery appeared in 29 contests with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2009-10, posting a 16-11-1 record with a 2.64 GAA and .905 save percentage.

Selected by Ottawa in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Emery has appeared in 163 career NHL games with the Senators and Flyers, posting a 87-51-15 record with a 2.70 GAA and .907 save percentage.

Emery played an instrumental role in the Senators 2007 postseason run, helping the Senators advance to the Stanley Cup Final vs. Anaheim with a 13-7 record and 2.26 GAA in 20 contests.

Levasseur posted a 2.97 GAA, .912 save percentage, a career-high four shutouts, and an 8-20-3 record in 36 games for Syracuse this season.

Selected by Anaheim in the seventh round (197th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Levasseur has played four AHL seasons with Portland, Iowa, Springfield and Syracuse. He has gone 33-59-9 with six shutouts, a 3.12 GAA and .899 save percentage in 112 career AHL appearances.

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