With Michal Neuvirth on the shelf with a lower-body injury, the Philadelphia Flyers have turned to a familiar face in an effort to solidify their goaltending situation with seven games left on the regular season schedule.
Ray Emery has joined the Flyers on a professional tryout agreement, Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports.
Ray Emery is joining the #flyers on a tryout basis. He had been playing in Germany with Mannheim.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 29, 2016
Emery appeared in 88 games with Philadelphia over two stints with the club in his career. In 287 games with the Ottawa Senators, Flyers, Anaheim Ducks, and Chicago Blackhawks, Emery has registered a 2.70 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage.
Emery signed with Adler Mannheim of Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the remainder of the season in February. The veteran of 11 NHL seasons appeared in seven games and finished with a 2.86 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage. He also appeared in one playoff game.
Neuvirth has been brilliant in 31 games, sporting a 2.28 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. Steve Mason leads Flyers netminders in appearances with 48 and carries a 2.52 goals-against average and .918 save percentage.
Emery would not be eligible to play in the NHL post-season if the Flyers qualify.