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Sens' Emery leaves game with soreness in right hip

12/12/2007 - NHL Ray Emery Ottawa Senators + more

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ottawa Senators goalie Ray Emery left in
the first period Wednesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes
due to soreness in his right hip.

Emery stopped the only shot he faced before leaving with 14:36
left in the period, skating off when Mike Fisher gave the Senators
a 2-0 lead and Carolina coach Peter Laviolette called a timeout.

Senators coach John Paddock said he expected Emery would be
healthy enough to be Gerber's backup Thursday night at Pittsburgh.

"I was a little bit surprised, but I knew that he wasn't
right during the morning skate," Paddock said. "That's why he
went off the ice. He had a problem with a sore right hip, and he
was worried he was going to do something more serious to it."

Emery was replaced by former Hurricanes goalie Martin Gerber,
who stopped the final 31 shots of the Senators' 6-0 victory.