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Emery inks contract extension for Hawks

Saturday, 04.07.2012 / 2:07 PM

By Brian Hedger - NHL.com Correspondent / At the Rink blog

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Emery inks contract extension for Hawks
DETROIT -- It's not every day that a player has his contract extension announced in the middle of a game, but that's what happened Saturday with Chicago Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery.

Emery, who came to the Hawks on a tryout contract in training camp and then signed a one-year deal, will stay in Chicago for one more year according to a release from the team -- which was sent out during the first period Saturday against Detroit.

Multiple reports said the contract is for $1.15 million. Emery, who made a comeback with Anaheim last season after a potentially career-threatening hip surgery, is 15-9-4 in 34 games with a 2.81 goals-against average and .900 save percentage this year.

The Blackhawks signed second-year goalie Corey Crawford to a three-year contract extension last summer, so their goaltending situation now appears to be set for the 2012-13 season.

Emery was also named as Chicago's Masterton Trophy candidate, which is the second year in a row he's earned that designation.

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