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No room left for Hasek after Sens re-sign Emery

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators' crease has no room left
for Dominik Hasek.

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.