Free-agent goaltender Ray Emery is expected to sign a two-way contract on Monday and I'm told the Anaheim Ducks appear to have the inside track on him.

Former junior teammate Jeff Carter has been texting back and forth with Emery in recent weeks and had this to say about the 28-year-old netminder:

"He says he feels great and he's ready to go. We should hear something soon. Razor was awesome for us. His reputation may not be the best, but I played with him in juniors and I know what kind of guy he is. He's a stand-up guy who would be welcomed on this team.

He's one of the most competitive guys I've ever met. I say that honestly. In junior, when we'd lose you didn't want to be around him.