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Chicago re-signs Emery to one-year, $1.5 million deal

Chicago Blackhawks v Nashville Predators

NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 14: Ray Emery #30 of the Chicago Blackhawks takes a water break in the third period during his game against the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena on February 14, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Predators defeated the Blackhawks 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bruce Bennett

For the second straight day, a playoff-bound team has signed an impending unrestricted free agent.

Today, it was the Chicago Blackhawks inking goalie Ray Emery to a one-year, $1.5 million extension. The deal comes a day after Philadelphia re-upped with defenseman Nicklas Grossmann on a four-year, $14 million deal.

Emery, 29, has compiled a 15-9-4 record, 2.81 goals-against average and .902 save percentage in 34 appearances this season. He’s mostly backed up Corey Crawford this year but has battled for Chicago’s No. 1 gig, recording an impressive 10-0-3 record at the United Center.

Last season, Emery was a finalist for the Masterton Trophy -- awarded annually to the player best exemplifying the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey -- by returning to the NHL after undergoing surgery for a right hip injury that required a bone graft.