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Emery aiming to play this week

Sunday, 10.14.2007 / 1:16 PM ET / News
By Rob Brodie  - OttawaSenators.com
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Emery aiming to play this week
The stage is set for Ray Emery’s return to the Ottawa Senators roster.

And, to hear the goaltender tell it, he’ll see his first game action of the National Hockey League regular season before the week is out.

The Senators cleared the route to put Emery back on the roster by assigning Brian Elliott to their American Hockey League affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y., on Sunday morning. Emery completed his two-game conditioning stint with the B-Sens in fine form on Saturday night, turning aside 46-of-48 shots he faced in Binghamton’s 5-2 victory over the Hershey Bears. He faced 38 shots against the Syracuse Crunch on Friday, turning aside 34 of them.

“It was definitely good to be here, and it was an opportunity for me to use it for what it was,” said Emery of his weekend in Binghamton. “It was for conditioning and to get games in, and I definitely got the work I wanted playing two games. So I’m glad (the Senators) let me come down here. It was a good experience.”

Emery planned to return to Ottawa on Sunday morning, where he’ll resume practising with the team on Monday.

“We don’t play again until Thursday, so that gives me three or four more days of practice,” he said. “I’ll make myself available to the team whenever they want to throw me between the pipes.”

He’s expecting that to happen either Thursday, when the Montreal Canadiens visit Scotiabank Place, or on Saturday, when the Florida Panthers come to town. Emery isn’t surprised he’s joining a team that has roared out to a 6-1-0 start without him.

“Well, we got a good team. That is no secret,” he said. “When you make it to the (Stanley) Cup finals the year before, then have a perfect exhibition (record), there are high expectations, and I would have been surprised if they hadn’t reeled off a bunch of wins at the beginning of the year.”

Emery hasn’t been a part of the run yet, as he’s been recovering from off-season surgery on his left wrist. He only saw two periods of action during the pre-season.

“The wrist is getting there,” said Emery. “I’m gradually getting my timing back.”

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
3 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
4 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
5 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
6 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
7 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
8 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 54 11 48 9 59
B. Ryan 53 19 26 -2 45
M. Hoffman 50 23 18 5 41
M. Stone 52 16 25 -10 41
M. Zibanejad 53 11 22 -1 33
K. Turris 48 13 17 -11 30
J. Pageau 54 13 10 6 23
Z. Smith 53 11 5 7 16
C. Ceci 47 5 11 -1 16
C. Lazar 49 5 9 0 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 22 17 4 .914 2.86
A. Hammond 3 5 2 .900 3.10