Emery accepts one-year, $2M deal to play in Russia

Updated: July 10, 2008, 2:46 AM ET
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Ray Emery, the former Ottawa Senator goalie, has agreed to a one-year deal with Atlant Mytishchi of the Russian Continental Hockey League, the Canadian Press reported. The deal is reportedly worth in excess of $2 million plus bonuses.

"Unfortunately, it's only been a short time since the buyout and there isn't anybody willing to give [Emery] a second chance at this time," Emery's agent J.P. Barry told the Canadian Press. "I think if people knew the things that he's done over the last little while to turn the corner, there might be more interest out there."

Former New York Ranger Jaromir Jagr recently signed a two-year, $14-million contract with Avangard Omsk. He is one of a few to leave North America for Russia.

Emery hopes to play in the NHL again. Emery lost his starting job last season to Martin Gerber before the Senators bought out Emery's contract.

Emery finished with a 12-13-4 record and an .890 save percentage.