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Lightning invite goalie Emery to training camp: report @NHLdotcom

Free agent goalie Ray Emery will attend Tampa Bay Lightning training camp on a professional tryout contract, the Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday.

Backup Andrei Vasilevskiy is expected to be out 2-3 months after having surgery Sept. 3 to remove a blood clot from near his left collarbone. Emery, 32, is expected to compete with Kristers Gudlevskis, who appeared in one game for the Lightning in the 2013-14 season, for the backup job behind starter Ben Bishop.

In 31 games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season, Emery was 10-11-7 with a 3.06 goals-against average and .894 save percentage. In 11 NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Flyers, Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks, Emery is 145-86-28 with a .906 save percentage and a 2.70 GAA in 287 games.

His best season was in 2012-13 with the Blackhawks when he went 17-1-0 in 21 regular-season games and was the backup to Corey Crawford as the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.

The Lightning also reportedly have invited center Ryan Martindale to a camp on a tryout contract. Martindale, 23, had eight goals and 14 points in 19 games last season with Syracuse, the Lightning's American Hockey League affiliate. A 2010 third-round pick (No. 61) of the Edmonton Oilers, he has not played an NHL game.

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