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Flyers signing Emery for rest of regular season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers say they’re signing goaltender Ray Emery to a contract for the remainder of the season.

The 33-year-old Emery joined the Flyers on a professional tryout agreement earlier in the week. Because he signed after the trade deadline, he’s not eligible to play in the playoffs.

Philadelphia brought in Emery as insurance because goalie Michal Neuvirth is out with an unspecified lower-body injury. Starter Steve Mason has played seven consecutive games since Neuvirth was injured, and rookie Anthony Stolarz has yet to make his NHL debut.

Emery is a veteran of 287 NHL games and went 10-11-7 with a 3.06 goals-against average and .894 save percentage as the Flyers’ backup last season. He bounced around the minors and Europe this season before being invited to join Philadelphia.

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