Emery not expected to miss an extended period of time

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:36 AM ET

ATLANTA -- The Senators won't have to go searching for another goaltender.

Senators coach Bryan Murray announced yesterday that backup goalie Ray Emery is listed as day-to-day after suffering a slight sprain to his forearm after practice Tuesday.

While TSN reported on its website Emery would need surgery on his wrist and would be out four months, the Senators didn't even feel the need to send him for further tests.

"We're not even sending him back to Ottawa now. It looks like he was a lot better (yesterday)," Murray said before last night's game against the Thrashers. "We'll give him a day or two and hopefully, we'll see him back at practice."

Emery said he suffered the injury on his catching hand while taking shots after most players had left the ice.

WRIST FELT "FUNNY"

"I was just kind of playing around and I went to bat at a puck and just turned over my wrist kind of funny," said Emery, who was wearing an ice pack on his arm. "I went to shoot and I felt something wrong in there. I want to get it feeling better before I get back in there."

Murray admitted he originally believed the injury was worse.

"We thought when he first hurt it, it was a fairly serious sprain that would keep him out a couple of weeks. Hopefully, it's less than that.

"He feels a lot better. At this point in time, he's just going to need a little bit of time to recover."


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