The Anaheim Ducks announced on Tuesday that goaltender Ray Emery cleared waivers and will be assigned to their American Hockey League affiliate.
Emery, 28, heads to the Syracuse Crunch as he looks to make another comeback to the NHL. He last played in February 2010, undergoing hip surgery due to avascular necrosis, a disease where the interruption of blood supply destroys bone tissue.
The Ducks signed him on Monday, but other NHL clubs had the opportunity for 24 hours to make a claim.
Emery appeared in 29 games with Philadelphia last season, recording three shutouts while posting a 2.64 goals-against average and .905 save percentage.
Emery's first comeback came after repeated discipline issues while with Ottawa scared away other teams from signing him. The Hamilton native headed overseas, playing in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) before returning to North America to sign with the Flyers.
For his NHL career, Emery made 163 appearances with the Senators and Flyers, with a 2.70 average, .907 save percentage and 11 shutouts.
Anaheim avoided the fate of St. Louis and Detroit, who've seen signings of veteran free agents denied by waiver claims from other teams. The Blues lost out on Kyle Wellwood and Marek Svatos, who went to San Jose and Nashville, respectively. The Islanders claimed Evgeni Nabokov after Detroit signed him, but the goalie has refused to report to New York.
Anaheim also announced on Tuesday that veteran forward Aaron Voros has been waived.
The Ducks shut out Colorado in their last game, with backup Curtis McElhinney recording a shutout while star goalie Jonas Hiller recovered from fatigue.
Anaheim begins a Western Canadian swing Wednesday in Vancouver.