Emery will battle Flames

Ottawa Senators backup goalie Ray Emery will get his first start of the season on Thursday. (Ottawa...

Ottawa Senators backup goalie Ray Emery will get his first start of the season on Thursday. (Ottawa Sun File/Blair Gable)

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 12:49 PM ET

Ray Emery is going to get his shot tomorrow night.

The Senators backup will make the start against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Place.

But, coach Bryan Murray went to great lengths to say Martin Gerber is not in a fight to retain his No. 1 job.

"He's been fine. He hasn't been a star, not that we expected him to be one," said Murray. "Does Ray Emery need to play? Yes. We have two games a week for the next few weeks. I can't sit a guy for a month and expect him to play. We don't have many games and he needs to play some games."

More in tomorrow's Ottawa Sun.


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