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Emery to undergo abdominal surgery

Flyers goalie Ray Emery will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a torn muscle in his lower abdominal wall, the team announced today.

General manager Paul Holmgren said Emery is expected to be out for about 6 weeks.

Dr. William Meyers, from Hahnemann University Hospital, will perform the surgery.

Emery, 27, has an 11-8-1 record with a 2.83 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in 21 appearances with the Flyers.

Brian Boucher will be in goal tonight when the Flyers play host to the New York Islanders. The Flyers recalled goaltender Johan Backlund from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, to back up Boucher. Right wing David Laliberte also was called up from the Phantoms.