We talked a little about Ray Emery yesterday, basically dismissing his desire to come back to Philadelphia as simply that -- desire. After all, the Flyers don't have room for him seemingly at any level. With Sergei Bobrovsky and Brian Boucher at the NHL level and Johan Backlund and Michael Leighton at the AHL level, there's no clear place for Emery to fit, even if Paul Holmgren wanted to help him out and give him a minor-league deal.
It's surprising, then, to read this from the highly-respected Darren Dreger at TSN (by the way, no permalinks on a blog = weak form).
At least three NHL teams have expressed interest in goaltender Ray Emery.
Sources have confirmed both the Anaheim Ducks and Philadelphia Flyers are in the mix as two of the three teams, however neither team is at a point where they're prepared to make an offer to sign the unrestricted free agent. Although, the expectation is teams will make their move on Emery within the next 48 hours.
Dreger goes on to add that Emery expects to start off in the AHL as he tries to prove to teams that he's healthy and that he can play at the NHL level again. I'd be all for signing him up on a two-way deal or something, but I just don't see where he fits in the organization.