Wrist repairs for Razor?

DON BRENNAN

, Last Updated: 10:06 AM ET

As his agent and the Senators figure out his future, Ray Emery's off-season travel plans will likely include a visit to the surgeon's table.

The Senators goalie is expected to have repairs on a wrist he damaged back in November.

"I probably will, but I've still got to see another specialist," Emery said yesterday.

"I just stretched stuff out at the beginning of the year and it's still not feeling 100%."

The problem affected the way he did his job, particularly his puck handling.

"The first month it was crazy," he said. "After that it progressed, but I still couldn't shoot the puck."

Emery will become a restricted free agent with arbitration rights July 1, unless his agent, J.P. Barry, is able to strike a deal with the Senators beforehand.

There's also the possibility another team will sign Emery to an offer sheet. "I definitely want to be here next year," said Emery. "But that's my agent's job. I just show up where I'm told to show up."

GONE FISHIN'

The popular opinion is the Senators would've easily won the Stanley Cup if they had 20 Mike Fishers on their roster.

The original is flattered.

"It's always nice to hear that, for sure, but I'm not too good in goal," a fresh-faced Fisher said with a laugh yesterday.

His kid brother Bud is, though, and that's who Mike looked like yesterday after having his hair cut and busy playoff beard removed.

Bud Fisher, 20, is coming off a solid sophomore season at Quinnipiac University.

There's speculation the Senators are interested.

Meanwhile, Mike ended the playoffs better than he began them.

"I wasn't happy with my game, I didn't think I was playing up to par in the first few rounds," he said. "I knew I could do a little more. I think I got a little better as the playoffs went on."

Fisher will try to carry the pace he set in the final over to next season, but he knows it's going to be tough.

"It's a grind, for sure," he said of the regular season. "Throughout the year, I always try and play as hard as I can. But there's something about the playoffs and the finals ... you can find an extra gear when something is on the line."

If 20 other Senators could say the same, the team's Cup quest would still be alive.

HMMMM

Watched Bryan Murray, John Muckler and Roy Mlakar take their turns on the podium. Listened to what each had to say about the team's coaching-GM situation. I'm more convinced than ever there will be a change. In fact, if all three men return in their current capacities, I will eat this notepad, rings and all ... Dany Heatley was asked if he played the final series hurt, as a source told Sun Media earlier this week. "Not very badly," he started, and then: "Not at all. Don't believe everything you read in the newspaper." He probably should have stuck with "not very badly," for now when it comes to the question of his competing hard enough, couldn't has changed to wouldn't ... Dean McAmmond was waiting to speak with Muckler yesterday. Why? "I want to ask him why he didn't grow a Mohawk like me," McAmmond cracked ... A source says that even Martin Gerber has no interest in returning to the Senators, whether they want him to or not ... Immediately after saying "it would be tough to leave," soon-to-be unrestricted free-agent Tom Pressing added: "Personally, the season ended pretty sour." That might have to do with the 8:11 of ice time Pressing had in Game 5 ... Chris Neil played the entire playoffs with a sore hip and shoulder he injured in a late-season game against Tampa and aggravated while hitting Buffalo's Teppo Numminen in Round 3. Also, Peter Schaefer was operating on an injured foot.


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