No room left for Hasek after Sens re-sign Emery
The Senators on Thursday re-signed goaltender Ray Emery to a one-year contract.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but according to a report by TSN of Canada on Wednesday night, the deal was to be worth $925,000.
The return of Emery, a restricted free agent, coupled with the signing of Martin Gerber on Saturday, leaves no spot for the 41-year-old Hasek, who is an unrestricted free agent. The six-time Vezina Trophy-winning Hasek has stated he would only play in the NHL next season with Ottawa.
Emery, 23, took over the Senators' starting job last season from Hasek, who suffered a season-ending groin injury during the Winter Olympics in February. The Ontario native posted a 14-7-3 record in the role and went 5-5 in the postseason as Ottawa lost to the Buffalo Sabres in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
A fourth-round pick in 2001, Emery was 23-11-4 with three shutouts and a 2.82 goals-against average in 2005-06. In 45 career games over parts of three seasons, he is 26-11-4 with a 2.75 GAA and .903 save percentage.