Video evidence suggests the "old" Ray Emery has appeared in Russia’s Continental Hockey League (KHL).
In video posted in Russian on YouTube, the fiery former Ottawa Senators goaltender is seen in a physical altercation beside the player’s bench with an unidentified man. The man attempts to put a baseball cap on Emery’s head and Emery responds by punching him and chasing him down a hall before Emery is restrained.
It was not immediately apparent when the incident occurred. Emery and his Atlant Mytishchi team were defeated 5-1 by Yaroslavl Lokomotiv Wednesday.
Emery surrendered all five goals and was replaced by goaltender Vitaly Kolesnik before the third period.
Emery’s Canadian agent, J.P. Barry, told Sportsnet he hadn’t heard of any problems with Emery in Russia, adding his client was happy playing there.
Emery signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Atlant team this past summer after the Senators bought out his NHL contract and released him.
Though he helped the Senators reach the Stanley Cup final in 2007, numerous on- and off-ice incidents in the 2007-08 season caused frustration with the team’s management.
According to hockeydb.com, Emery is 20-6-0 with a 1.92 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage.