We all knew it was just a matter of time, but it looks like the Ray Emery chapter of the Ottawa Senators history book is over. According to reports on TSN.ca, the Sens have put Emery on waivers, the first step in the buyout process.
To tell you the truth, I'm a little surprised the Sens couldn't trade Emery. Say what you will about his behaviour or approach, he's a good goalie, and he's got a level of athleticism that can't be taught. I suppose that other teams felt his price tag was too hefty to gamble on.
Although, with Emery on waivers, another team could still pick him up and relieve the Senators of his entire salary. If not, expect the buyout to proceed, and the Sens will be on the hook for a cap hit of about $500k a season to Emery. Then expect some team, perhaps the Los Angeles Kings or Detroit Red Wings, to take a chance on Emery and sign him to a deal.
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