Emery returns to ice

Ray Emery is returning to the ice after a hip injury sidelined him since last March. (QMI...

Ray Emery is returning to the ice after a hip injury sidelined him since last March. (QMI Agency/Darren Makowichuk)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:55 PM ET

ANAHEIM -- Ray Emery has finally returned to the NHL, signing with the Anaheim Ducks on Monday.

The puckstopper must clear waivers before joining the Ducks.

Emery is coming off surgery to his right hip last April while with the Philadelphia Flyers. He became a free agent in the offseason.

"Ray Emery has been a solid NHL netminder for several years and is only 28 years old," said Ducks GM Bob Murray. "We are going to give him a chance to go to Syracuse and establish himself again. He's worked hard to get back into shape and we are looking forward to seeing what he can do."

Emery has been working with personal trainer Matt Nichol and was joined by former Senators goalie coach Eli Wilson last month while skating with the OHL's Brampton Battalion.

"He's looked good and he's really working hard to get back," said Emery's agent, J.P. Barry, last month.

Emery appeared in 29 games for the Flyers last season, compiling a 16-11-1 record with a 2.64 goals-against average and .905 save percentage.


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