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Ray Emery signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $600,000 for the 2011-2012 season. ((Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images))

 The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with goaltender Ray Emery.   

The Blackhawks also assigned goaltender Alexander Salak to Rockford in the American Hockey League on Monday.   

The 29-year-old Emery has played for Ottawa, Philadelphia and Anaheim in seven seasons in the NHL. He spent last season with the Ducks, going 7-2-0 during the regular season with a 2.28 goals against average in 10 games. He also appeared in six post-season games with Anaheim.   

Chicago opens the season at Dallas on Friday.