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The Ottawa Senators were the only organization that had tabbed Emery as their starting goaltender prior to the first game of the season, and that didn't last long. Ottawa waived Emery and bought out his contract following the 2008 season because of a number of incidents involving Emery off the ice.
Emery spent the following year in the KHL, before he finally returned to the NHL when the Philadelphia Flyers signed him heading into the 2009-10 season.
In Emery's 29 games played with the Flyers, he stopped 90 percent of his shots and allowed less than three goals per game, however, his season ended earlier then expect due to a procedure he had to undergo on his hip.
After Emery's contract with Philly expired, the Anaheim Ducks jumped on the well-traveled netminder and signed him to a one-year deal. He only played in 10 regular season games for the Ducks, but he posted a record of 7-2, denied nearly 93 percent of the shots he faced and allowed an impressive 2.2 goals per game in an effort that led the Ducks to the playoffs after starting netminder Jonas Hiller was lost for the season due to injury.
And now the feisty Emery is out to prove himself in the Windy City, and he's done a successful job thus far. In due time, he may reclaim the starting goaltender title he hasn't earned since playing in Ottawa.