OTTAWA - Goalie Ray Emery cleared waivers on Monday, becoming an unrestricted free agent after being bought out by the Ottawa Senators.

Emery was owed US$6.75 million over the next two seasons.

Senators GM Bryan Murray put Emery on waivers after he couldn't find a market for the mercurial goalie.

`I've attempted to trade him,' Murray said Friday. `Like I said at the end of the season, it's an opportunity for us to move on and him to move on.

`You never like to do that, it's really a shame. Ray Emery is a good goaltender. I think starting over again and getting his career going again, and he'll be fine.'

Emery, 25, went 12-13-4 last season with a 3.13 goals-against average and an .890 save percentage.

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