Razor Recalled By Ottawa
December 2, 2003
The Ottawa Senators today recalled goalkeeper Ray Emery from the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL). The 21-year old will practice with the club this morning before leaving on a two-game road-trip to face the Florida Panthers on Wednesday (Dec. 3) and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday (Dec. 4).
Patrick Lalime was sidelined in Ottawa’s 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Corel Centre on Monday because of the flu. Martin Prusek came in for the win, stopping 27 shots for his first victory of the season.
Emery has played in 17 of the B-Sens 22 games this season, recording eight wins, six losses and two ties for a 2.27 goals-against-average and a 92.1 save-percentage. Teammate Billy Thompson has seen action in six games and holds a 3-3-0 record.
The Hamilton native’s last game was a 2-1 win at home over the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday, Nov. 29, when he stopped 33 of 34 shots for his eighth win of the season. Amongst goalkeepers in the AHL, Emery is tied for third in wins (8), eighth in goals-against-average (2.27) and tied for 12th in save-percentage for goalkeepers with 10 or more games played.
The Binghamton Senators currently sit third in the East division with an 11-7-2-2 record. This week, the Senators will travel to Hamilton on Friday to face the Bulldogs and on Saturday they are back at home to welcome the Wilkes-Barre Penguins.